Churches

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Churches can be a place for people to unwind, relax and speak to god or simply visit on Sundays for mass. The churches of Sydney are truly a tribute to the beauty of the past, yet maintain their relevance in the present.

 

See below for a list of beautiful churches worth visiting  for yourself. We have included images, maps and contact information for you to be able to organise a guided tour for yourself.

1

 St Stephens Uniting Church

St Stephens Uniting Church
Saint Stephens Uniting Church stands majestically in the centre of Sydney’s political and business district. St. Stephens stands as a beacon of love and unity to the bustling urban community that surrounds it. A fully functioning church with weekly services and activities, St. Stephens Uniting Church is a welcoming community of Christians who are willing to share their rich history with visitors from around the world.

 

197 Macquarie Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9221-1688  View Map

2

 St John’s Cathedral

St Johns Cathedral
If you are planning to visit Sydney, and Parramatta City in particular, be sure to plan a visit to St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, which was established in 1802. An interesting aspect of St. John’s Cathedral is its diversity. Services are conducted in four different languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Persian and English. But even if you choose to attend the English service on Sunday mornings, you’ll still see a mix of every race.

 

Hunter Street, Parramatta Ph: 02 9891-0700  View Map

3

 St Bede’s Catholic Church

St Bedes Catholic Church
Finished in 1841, St. Bede’s Catholic Church is the oldest Catholic church in continuous use on the Australian mainland. The church is bursting with history and is a must-see for any tourist in the Sydney area. St. Bede’s Catholic Church is located in the charming town of Appin, just an hour’s drive south of down town Sydney. The building underwent an extensive renovation in 1999, and was reopened to the public in 2000.

 

26 King Street, Appin Ph: 02 4628-1385  View Map

4

 St Stephen’s Anglican Church

St Stephens Anglican Church
When history buffs arrive in Sydney, they’ll be interested in the area’s past historical sites such as St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Being the 15th oldest religion within NSW, The church has become a local landmark with its thirteen meter tower. In fact, early travellers used the tower to mark their location. The beautiful architecture and interior decor of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church will enchant tourists while ensuring they have a perfect photo opportunity.

254 High Street, Penrith Ph: 02 4721-2124  View Map

5

 St Mary’s Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral is located in Hyde Park, Sydney. This iconic Australian church is among the worlds largest. Although it’s located right in the heart of Sydney, surrounded by high rises everywhere you turn, the imposing structure and twin spires make it easy to see from each and every direction. St Mary’s catherdral was the main focal point of World Youth Day 2008 after being visited by Pope Benedict XVI.

 

St Marys Road, Sydney Ph: 02 9220-0400  View Map