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St John's Pro-Cathedral
St John's Pro-Cathedral 14-11-2014 - Moondyne - See Note.

St Johns Pro-Cathedral

Perth, WA 6000

Church Information

Church Name: St Johns Pro-Cathedral
Church Previous Name: St John the Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 18 Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Suburb: Perth
State: WA
Postcode: 6000
Foundation Stone Laid: 16-01-1844
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid on 16/1/1844. The formal text on the foundaton stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: 29-01-1865
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


St John's Pro-Cathedral, is now a museum. It is the oldest surviving church building in Perth. When construction began it was to be known as the St John the Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church, but when Father John Brady returned from Rome in January 1846 as Bishop Brady it became the seat of the Bishop, and hence a Cathedral. It served as a Cathedral between 1845 and 1865. In 1865, St Mary's Cathedral was opened and it became the seat of the Bishop. After this it was used for many years as a school. In 1979/80 it was extensively restored for use as a museum by the Catholic Church.

More historical information/photographs of the former church are invited. Photographs uploaded 10/11/2018.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - Moondyne - A digital photograph taken by me, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=871396
Last Updated: Saturday 10th November, 2018