St Paul's Anglican Cathedral
St Paul's Anglican Cathedral 21-06-2009 - Adam J W C - See Note
St Paul's Anglican Cathedral 13-06-2007 - Donaldytong - See Note.

St Paul's Anglican Cathedral

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Church Information

Church Name: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral
Church Previous Name: St Paul's Anglican Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3000
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1880
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid in 1880 by the Governor of Victoria, John, Earl of Hopetoun in the presence of the Rt Rev Charles Perry, Bishop of Melbourne. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 22-01-1891
Date Closed: unknown


The St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Melbourne, and the seat of the Archbishop of Melbourne. It was consecrated on 22/1/1891 by Rt Rev Field Flowers Goe, Bishop of Melbourne, and replaced the first St Paul's Anglican Church consecrated in 1852. It was built to supersede the 1839 St James Old Cathedral [see separate entry - 3003]. The first Christian service held in Melbourne was conducted in 1835, at the site of the present cathedral. More historical information/photographs of the cathedral/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 2/9/2021.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Adam Carr at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain,

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Adam.J.W.C. - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By No machine-readable author provided. Donaldytong assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., Public Domain,

Last Updated: Sunday 12th September, 2021