Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Newcastle
A well-preserved piece of Newcastle history, Christ Church Cathedral is surrounded by lush gardens and overlooks the ocean. Designed in the Gothic Revival style and originally planned to include a central tower and spire over the central crossing, the cathedral was completed in 1902 without either of those features finished (the tower was only added in 1979). Stop by for daily mass or visit the cathedral’s gift shop, which sells a wide range of handmade souvenirs and devotional items. The shop is located at the entrance into the cathedral and offers hand-stitched bookmarks, colorful wooden crosses, rosary beads, jewelry, and a variety of greeting and prayer cards. Plan my day in Newcastle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • October 7, 2017
    If you love visiting places of worship that fill you with grandeur and venerate fallen soldiers, a Cathedral with a marvellous organ and old school stained glass windows, this is the place for you. It...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    I didn't go into the I saw it from the tram on our Christchurch tour. The damage is severe, I'm not really sure that it can be saved - which is a shame, but to leave it the way it is, is even sadder. ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Christ Church Cathedral stands on a hill overlooking the City of Newcastle, the beach and harbour. It is definitely worth a visit. The stairs leading up from King street are engraved with information ...  more »

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