Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

4.7
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Greater Newcastle
Church Tourist Spot
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. Make Christ Church Cathedral a part of your Newcastle vacation plans using our Newcastle vacation trip planner.
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  • Such a Newcastle landmark, and always beautiful when all lit up at night. A very imposing sight on the hill overlooking the city, but not in a negative way. It survived the earthquake of 1989, althoug...  more »
  • Beautiful place with a very nice lady at the entrance. Anglican church. Free entrance, 10 AUD to get up the toer.  more »
  • Both inside and outside this church doing here properly! The best I found the nice ladies at the entrance, who welcomed me friendly and answered my questions!
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  • An amazing building, inside and out. You don't have to be religious to appreciate its beauty!
  • Beautiful church to visit.
  • Wonderful Parish. Wonderful Worship. Wonderful People.
  • Very beautiful building, great traditional liturgies. The organ is superb
  • Definitely worth a look, beautiful Cathedral. The priest and two ladies at the door were lovely and welcoming.

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