St Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral St Patrick’s is an integral part of Melbourne, and its history tells us much about the State’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne to be a powerful presence and breathe with a life of its own. In 1974 Pope Paul […]

St Michael’s Uniting Church

St Michael’s Uniting Church

St. Michael’s Uniting Church is  in Collins St in central Melbourne, Australia. Originally known as the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later Collins Street Uniting Church, it has become well known as a centre of liberal theology and political radicalism under its outspoken minister since 1971. The heritage listed […]

The Scots’ Church

The Scots’ Church

The Scots’ Church When Rev. James Forbes, from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, arrived in Melbourne in January 1838, he found little more than a village of temporary huts. The Rev. James Clow from Stirlingshire in Scotland, together with Dr. Alexander Thomson, whose family coat of arms is represented by the red stag in the Scots’ Church coat […]

St James’ Old Cathedral

St James’ Old Cathedral

St James’ Old Cathedral This old Church was preceded in Victoria by a small wooden hut built with the help of contributions from various denominations and initially used also by them. The new St James’ Church was built on a crown grant site near the corner of William and Little Collins Streets, where the foundation […]

St Francis’ Church

St Francis’ Church

St Francis’ Church St. Francis Church is the first Catholic Church in Victoria and first Cathedral Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is the oldest Church on its original site in Melbourne. The site for the church was acquired on 1839 and mass and other services were held in a temporary wooden chapel […]

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill

Diocese of Melbourne, Anglican Church of Australia, Parish Church of the City of Melbourne since 1847 St. Peter’s Eastern Hill St. Peter’s is Melbourne’s parish church standing just north east of Parliament house. It has always been a sanctuary of peace in the busy centre of Melbourne. The history of St.Peter’s Church is inextricably linked […]