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ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL

A short walk from the Deanery, is the heritage listed St George's Cathedral.
Englishman, Edmund Thomas Blacket designed the new Cathedral for Perth, unfortunately Blacket died in 1883 and did not see the completed Cathedral, the only example of his work in Western Australia.
In 1879, the early pioneers who funded the building, then began the huge task of constructing this massive Cathedral. The Cathedral is built in English Victorian Gothic Revival style out of handmade bricks that came from different brickyards along the Swan River. The Cathedral was completed, opened and consecrated in November 1888.

Blacket’s tower and tall spire were not constructed until 1902 and the Queen Victoria memorial bells were installed on the second anniversary of her death in 1903. The Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel (1923) was built in memory of Anglican members of the AIF from WA who fought in WW I.
There are many beautiful stained glass windows and memorials to Western Australian pioneers, numerous icons and the Villers-Bretonneux Cross, hewn by soldiers after the famous WWII battle in northern France.

The Cathedral's peal of bells can be heard each Sunday before the 10.00am Choral Eucharist and 5.00pm Choral Evensong. These services also feature the Cathedral Choir.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 7 - 6pm
Volunteer guides on hand to answer questions.
Cathedral shop.
The Cathedral holds free and paying events.

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balhannah
Mar 23, 2015

St George's Cathedral

It's hardly a grand affair but the Anglican cathedral of St George's is in a prime central location opposite the City Hall and Perth Concert Hall on St George's Terrace.

Consecrated in 1888 (work on the building commenced in 1879), it is built of handmade bricks and is something of an international building - local jarrah roof arches, limestone from Fremantle, bluestone pillars from Victoria, Oregon pine ceilings, marble manufactured in Italy, English alabaster and a Caen stone pulpit carved in France...

It is not the original design as the somewhat squat tower replaced the planned tower and spire and this was not added until 1902.

On the day I visited, there was preparation for a flower festival of some description - it is not everyday you see a cathedral full of naked mannequins!

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leffe3
Sep 07, 2012

St George's Cathedral

St George's Cathedral has a wonderful, high, light and airy nave and makes for a lovely place to visit and cool on a warm, summer day.

The cathedral offers a selection of talks and concerts - check the website for further information.

Entrance is free.

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Gillybob
Aug 09, 2010

St Georges Cathedral

Work on this historic Cathedral began in 1879 from bricks made from clay quarried at Rottnest Island. The church was consecrated in 1888 by Bishop Parry who was the second Bishop of Perth. The style is described as English Victorian Gothic Revival and was designed by Edmund Thomas Blackett from England. Unfortunately he died before ever seeing the completed Cathedral which is the only example of his work in Western Australia. The bells of St George’s were a memorial to Queen Victoria and are heard ringing out every Sunday before 10.00am Choral Eucharist and 5.00pm Choral Evensong. Concerts and dramatic productions are sometimes held in the Cathedral also. The church is Anglican and contains memorials to Western Australian pioneers and others who served in the wars of the 20th century.

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Dec 20, 2004
 
 
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