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St. Augustine Church

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631 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Most favourite church in Melbourne

Yes there are other grander and larger churches in Melbourne, but for whatever reason this one... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Nestled amidst the city buildings

This bluestone [basalt] church is close to Spencer Street. Unlike some Roman Catholic churches it... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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“bluestone” (7 reviews)
631 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Yes there are other grander and larger churches in Melbourne, but for whatever reason this one stands out for me as being quite special. No Melbourne visit goes without a visit to St Augustines Church. It is a quaint church built using bluestone in 1867,...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This bluestone [basalt] church is close to Spencer Street. Unlike some Roman Catholic churches it is largely unadorned internally although there are two beautiful rose windows. It is actually larger inside than may be imagined with a timber ceiling, a central nave and aisles with...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a lovely little church up. A place to go and sit and reflect. There is a little garden and it's nice to go if Churches are your thing. If you are wanting some quiet reflection time it's definitely a nice place to go...More

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I was told about this church by staff at St Francis. On my last day with only 2 hours before heading for airport I strolled down to visit this church. It is smaller in size and nowhere near as decorated but had the right feel....More

1  Thank Lis O
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Deserving of a visit, the second oldest church in Melbourne, St. Augustine, surrounded by plenty of green lawn and well planted trees and garden bedding, along with ample seating scattered throughout and utilised by various workers,visitors and sightseers as a recess for their daily routines...More

1  Thank Easytochoose
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint, quiet and special church in the middle of the CBD. We have walked past it so many times when we have traveled using VLine and arrived at Southern Cross but paid it no attention. No, its not a fancy Cathedral, but...More

Thank Bluedog908
Reviewed 14 July 2016

St Augustine's has a mission to seafarers. This Catholic church is at the Spencer Street end of Bourke Street. It's not as popular as St Frances' with city workers, but it does have a special place in the .hearts of many seamen. St Augustine's has...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is a small church here.Its plain and simple. Quite different from the others here.If you are passing have look.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very simple church for a city like Melbourne. No real grandeur with plain painted walls with a few small pictures. A few statues and not so special stained glass window. It does have a nice little garden outside which has a seat...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We were strolling by on a Saturday evening, saw the door ajar and peeked in to see if we could look around the sanctuary. We were greeted by the very kind and friendly priest and his assistant who were tidying up the lovely grounds for...More

Thank Elaine M
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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