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The Cathedral Church of Christ the King
The Cathedral Church of Christ the King 07-03-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
The Cathedral Church of Christ the King 07-03-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

The Cathedral Church of Christ the King

Ballarat Central, VIC 3350

Church Information

Church Name: The Cathedral Church of Christ the King
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 49 Lydiard St S, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia
Suburb: Ballarat Central
State: VIC
Postcode: 3350
Foundation Stone Laid: 30-11-1888
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the present building was laid by the Governor, Sir Henry Loch on 30/11/1888. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque in the porch records:

(1) Dedication of the first Porch - This Porch, for use as a Baptistry, - was dedicated May 1.1923 to the glory - of God in loving memory of Henry Brind, - who passed from death unto life December - 23.1906, and of his yongest son Eric Thomas - Major 23rd Battn AIF who at Pozieres France, - gave his life, July 29.1916.

(2) A M D G - The re-building of the original Porch - dedicated in 1923 was made possible - by a generour bequest and contributions - by Cathedral worshippers. - These extensions and doors were dedicated - by The Bishop of the Diocese on Sunday - April 23rd 1972.

Date Opened: 13-09-1857
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Ballarat Central is the Seat of the Bishop of Ballarat. The first Bishop was Samuel Thornton, installed on 11/8/1875. Anglican services began in Ballarat in the early 1850s. The first church building was dedicated on 13/9/1857. Plans for a new cathedral church began with the laying of a foundation stone on 30/11/1888. However with the event of the depression, although some building had begun, plans did not proceed as originally envisaged. Accordingly,over the years improvements and remodeling have been undertaken to conform as much as possible to a cathedral, and meet the needs of the congregation. More historical information/photographs of the cathedral/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 11/3/2017.
Last Updated: Tuesday 16th November, 2021