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Oasis in a desert

Built in 1800's it is one of the older buildings in the area. The stained glass windows are... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Nice Facade, but you have to imagine it's interior

Another typical church, with its doors barred to the public. A lovely facade and architecture, but... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia
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The site of the oldest continuous Christian services in NSW. Towers date from 1815, convict built. body of church 1850's. First church of Rev Samuel Marsden. Open every week day from 10 am to 2pm with guides in attendance. Also all day sunday for...more
Church St, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
+61 2 9891 0700
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

OK it is an active place of Christian worship but it also has an historical perspective as well. They receive support for both aspects but seem very hard to engage with on an historical but not religious basis. I sought to see somethings inside the...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Built in 1800's it is one of the older buildings in the area. The stained glass windows are pleasant but don't match the age of the building with some as recent as the 1970's. On the small side for a Cathedral. 2125

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Another typical church, with its doors barred to the public. A lovely facade and architecture, but that is all one can say about this church, since it is all locked and forbidding. How can only get to know the faith if such a wonderful location...More

Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Records from this church dates back from 1789 - how amazing! It's good to see that whilst it started off for the people of the new colony hundreds of years ago, it still continues to function today as a vibrant church eager to spread the...More

Thank Manickjg
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Dragged here by my history yearning wife and found the volunteers informative and knowledgeable. Although a traditional early 19C church its historical significance cannot be undervalued.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Well worth a visit. The volunteers were so helpful in explaining the main features of this old church and very welcoming. A place to rest and reflect in the midst of so much activity.

Thank Sitges74
Reviewed 20 January 2017

What a beautiful outing to the oldest continually operating place of worship in Australia. The St Johns Anglican Cathedral is built on the original site of a slab hut used and dedicated by the Reverend Samuel Marsden of Australian colonial history. Apparently in 1790 Governor...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Built in 1802, this cathedral takes pride of place in Centenary Square. Remarkable yet restrained, this provides great insight into the history of the area.

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful church with a lot of history, great guides that know it all, so many things to read and a lovely place to just ponder.

Thank sorbs85
Reviewed 3 May 2016

A lovely old church that represents some of the early history of European colonisation. Beautifully kept, and well explained by the the friendly volunteers. Well worth a visit.

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