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“Hidden Gem”

St Mary's Catholic Church
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Bairnsdale
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

What an amazing church.Just like any town you drive through and see a church make a comment and keep driving. This time we went to the information centre which is next door to the church. We noticed that they had an area selling some beautiful church memorabilia I asked where the church was and was told next door. We were amazed to find it was open and when we went in my breathe was taken away just amazing. If you are given the opportunity to go to St Mary's do it.

Thank Robyn P
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"the stained glass windows"
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"next door"
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"country town"
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"lead light windows"
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"well worth the visit"
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"amazing paintings"
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"beautiful ceiling"
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"restoration work"
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"small town"
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"information centre"
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"worth seeing"
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Visited here with friends and walked into and through the large doors to this amazing Church wonderful ceiling and stained glass Windows many stories have been told here
in the paintings of the ceiling and walls

Thank Kaye L
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Didn't know about this beautiful church, but spotted an open door (unusual these days), so went in. It doesn't matter what your beliefs are, this place is awe inspiring. The artwork is wonderful. We just walked around and then sat looking at it. Thoroughly recommend you stop and take the time to have a look.

Thank Judy F
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The Bairnsdale Catholic Church is magnificent for what it is. Anyone would be impressed by the inside of the church. Its a sight to behold even if you aren’t into the whole religion deal.

Thank Ditalen L
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This church in Bairnsdale is right next to the visitor information centre at 240 Main Street It began in 1913 replacing an earlier brick church of 1883. Francesco Floreani an Italian painter spent seven years from 1931 to 1938 painted the church and he was paid by the Priest Father Cremin 3 pounds a week from his own purse.The murals are unmatched in any other church in Victoria. The nice volunteer lady took pity on my dear old Mum and got her husband to drive us to the nursing home in the Hospital grounds as with 37 degrees heat it was too hot to walk. The lady said the church is manned from 10-00AM to 3-00PM weekdays and it is well worth visit. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register

Thank Peter M
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