Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral 30-06-2014 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Christ Church Cathedral 30-06-2014 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Christ Church Cathedral

Darwin City, NT 0800

Church Information

Church Name: Christ Church Cathedral
Church Previous Name: Christ Church Anglican Church until it became a Cathedral in 1968
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 2 Smith St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
Suburb: Darwin City
State: NT
Postcode: 0800
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

After cyclone Tracy [25/12/1974] the Cathedral was rebuilt and dedicated as recorded on a plaque; "Christ Church Cathedral - was consecrated by - The Rt. Revd. K B Mason, BA DIP. Theol. T.H.L - first bishop of the Northern Territory - Sunday 13th March 1977 - in the presence of - The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. F D Coggan, DD - Archbishop of Canterbury - Rector and Canon Residentiary - Revd. Canon C M Wood, BA THL - Wardens - Mr T G Irvine, M.P.S., Ph. C. - Mrs J H Prickett - Mr P G Spillett, JP".

Date Opened: 13-03-1977
Date Closed: unknown


The Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of the Northern Territory and the seat of the Bishop of the Northern Territory. The original Christ Church Anglican Church was built in 1902. It was used during WWII as a garrison Church by Defence Services and badly damaged by a bomb in 1942. In 1944 the Porch and Entrance Gateway were added by members of the services in memory of comrades killed in action in the Northern Territory. On the morning of 25th December, 1974 cyclone Tracy completely destroyed the Parish Hall, the clergy residences and the Cathedral leaving only a small part of the west wall, the porch and entrance gateway. The Cathedral was rebuilt and dedicated on 13/3/1977. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/7/2014.
Last Updated: Saturday 19th March, 2022