St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Parramatta and the seat and residence of the Catholic Bishop of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, currently the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv.HistoryWith origins of the first mass occurring on the present day site of the cathedral going back to 1803, St Patrick's was extensively rebuilt after a 1996 fire devastated the original church established in 1854. A tower was built on the original St Patrick's Church which was consecrated in 1880 and blessed in 1883. A cast bronze bell was installed in the tower in 1904. As the needs of the parish grew, a new church was built on the site in 1936 incorporating the existing tower and spire (pictured above). When the Diocese of Parramatta was established in 1986, St Patrick's Church was designated as St Patrick's Cathedral.Building design and worksUnder the incumbency of Bishop Kevin Manning and the then dean, the Very Reverend Peter G. Williams, the current building was designed by Romaldo Giurgola and the firm MGT Architects. Giurgola was commissioned in 1997 for the restoration and design of the new cathedral complex after fire destroyed the previous building. Giurgola was previously the architect of the new Australian Parliament House in Canberra.
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  • Sunday 11am Mass is worth the visit for the outstanding music performed by the choir and organists. The organ is an impressive rebuild of a late 19th century one that has found a new life in this cath...  more »
  • This is now my local Parish. Not a big church for a cathedral but always enjoyed hearing the mass here especially the 8:00AM service.  more »
  • I went here today after having been to the Cathedral many times in my childhood, knowing that it had been renovated after a fire many years before but having no idea what it was like inside since I've...  more »
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  • Much of Old and Modern Architecture... Best Easter mass can be experienced here. It's very traditional in terms or the ceremony thats conducted. New Cathedral is very modern and the architecture is just amazing. Choir is amazing and the community is very friendly.
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