St. John's Anglican Cathedral

St. John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane

St. John's Anglican Cathedral

St. John's Anglican Cathedral
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,491 contributions
Centre of religious worship
Oct. 2021
The building dates to 1901 with the laying of the foundation stone by the Duke of Cornwall and York, later crowned King George V. My guide advised that the Cathedral was constructed in three stages, 1906-1910, 1964-1968 and the final stage 1989-2009. A floor plan of the Cathedral shows the three stages in colour gradient. It was designed in the Gothic revival style although the construction is claimed to be French Gothic. Walls are constructed from sandstone with granite foundations and the building has the distinction of having the only fully stone vaulted ceiling in Australia. The workmanship demonstrates the skill of the masons employed on each stage. Beautiful stained glass windows, baptismal font, pulpit and lectern. The organ is one of the largest in Australia with over 4,000 pipes.
Glad that I visited to see this architectural masterpiece.
Written 11 November 2021
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Chris Orpington
Orpington, UK243 contributions
Highly recommended
Feb. 2020
My second visit to the cathedral but my first to choral Evensong. As a chorister myself in England I thought the singing was excellent. Unfortunately the acoustics do not do justice to the choir (my personal view). I did not get the opportunity to walk around the cathedral but will do so on my next visit,
Written 23 February 2020
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grafix65
Lincoln, UK111 contributions
Well worth a visit
Feb. 2020
This is a magnificent building where the architectural splendour can be fully appreciated the church volunteers are both helpful and knowledgeable
Written 12 February 2020
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John williams
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
All sins are forgiven
Oct. 2019
I have been to the Cathedral several times ,right in the city ,peaceful relaxing place to contemplate and give thanks.
Beautiful building a credit to those early pioneers.
Written 11 February 2020
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margaretclincoln
Lincoln, UK910 contributions
A beautiful Cathedral
Oct. 2019
This Cathedral is a beautiful building with wonderful stain glassed windows, some very modern indeed, the colours of which are projected on to the walls and floor as the sun moves round, a lovely sight. The wood carvings are so intricate. The whole place was peaceful and bright on the day we were there. A lovely place to sit and contemplate, whatever your religious beliefs or non-beliefs.
Written 6 February 2020
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Janice S
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
splendid for an evening of Handel's Messiah
Dec. 2019
Architecture buffs will enjoy this lovely cathedral, and the acoustics are right for music and voice.
Written 21 December 2019
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donnabaton
Saint Helens, OR78 contributions
Interesting to view
Nov. 2019
The building is more impressive on the outside but still interesting to view on the inside. It was our only cathedral visit on this trip. It was near our hotel.
Written 23 November 2019
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Elise C
4 contributions
WIZARDS BRUNCH MELBOURNE - TERRIBLE!
Nov. 2019
I cannot even begin to express how profoundly disappointed I was!

I paid $150 for a non-beverage ticket to attend The Wizards Brunch supposed themed event and brought my friend along expecting to experience the same magnanimous immersion I did at the last one in January of 2019 (only earlier this year), only to be shocked and appalled at what I had paid for!

Not only was this event falsely marketed with extremely inaccurate images and videos but poorly executed in more ways than we could count.

Just to list a few -

- There was ONE pumpkin in their MINIMAL to NO decorations.
- The entertainment eg. Owl, snake, tarot reader and sketch artist stuck around for all of half an hour.
- There where NO proper witches or wizards to represent the houses and create an immersive entertaining experience.
- The 4 entertainers they hired where ok, but (and I feel sorry for them) had a miniature stage and ZERO props for their parts and none of them actually interacted with the crowd throughout the night.
- The 3 other acts you hired equated to all of 45minutes of sporadic entertainment and there was no roving entertainment AT ALL! They too came in and did their acts for all of 15 minutes then left the venue
- There was no table service, the drinks you could buy where a ridiculous $20 a cocktails or only water we could barely get a bottle brought to the table!
- Then there's the food - My GF/Vegan option was burnt! The Potatoes where undercooked! The salads were random bowls of rocket with slices tomato and no dressing! And then to top it off they served STALL PRE CUT COLES (supermarket) CAKE for dessert!

Are you kidding?!?!? This is by far the WORST event I have ever gone to and to charge us $150 per ticket for the non-alcoholic version is daylight robbery. Of the 6 people immediately surrounding us, including the journalist by my side from The Plus Ones, all agreed the event was below sub par!

When I emailed them requesting a full refund they refused and only offer 40% which is less than what the food would have been worth! I have even had a previous employee email me anonymously to tell me that the company has changed hands and all they car about is numbers and dollars!

APPALING!
Written 20 November 2019
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Pete D
Western Australia, Australia182 contributions
Well worth the visit
Nov. 2019
We arrived just in time for a free concert. That aside it’s a lovely building for a quiet walk around. In part it’s a recent build but it has plenty of character. Cool and relaxing on a hot day.
Written 6 November 2019
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alaneames
38 contributions
A surpising and lovely building
Oct. 2019
Based on the cathedral in Truro Uk as has the same architect.
it has finally had the new frontage and is complete. Attended a service there during our stay in Brisbane.
Written 28 October 2019
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