St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta

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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  • The facade of the church is deceivingly cosy and inviting, but the interior is so refurbished with modernity that it has lost its feel of a churchy-feel. Didn't feel very edified because it is too pos...  more »
  • A very modern design for a Cathedral. As a visitor it has lots of unique features and characteristics to admire. As a patron, a good place to reflect and pray.  more »
  • If you're looking for somewhere different to attend mass, then this is your place. The acoustics are absolutely amazing and the architecture was eye catching. An hour of solace.  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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  • Beautiful church~~
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