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St. Francis Church

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326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2495
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Beautiful choir and cathedral

Went to 11am mass and was lucky enough to experience the full St Francis youth choir which made for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnnoshungry
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Mornington, Australia
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City's favourite church

St Francis is a Catholic church beloved of city inhabitants. Mass is said several times a day. St... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to 11am mass and was lucky enough to experience the full St Francis youth choir which made for an uplifting experience. The mass itself ran for over 75 minutes but was well worth it. The cathedral itself is huge especially given its age and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Francis is a Catholic church beloved of city inhabitants. Mass is said several times a day. St Francis is also one of the oldest churches in Melbourne. It was renovated recently, aided by the generosity of worshippers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church is quite unusual as the front of the church is quite dark and the spectacular stained glass windows and the decoration are at the side. It is one of the oldest churches in Melbourne so it's very historic. It is a good place...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the Saturday vigil mass which was really nice. After mass many packed the beautiful side chapel. It’s gorgeous

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Putting aside all the current controversies, this is a historic building linked the the history of Victoria. Sculptures, stained glass windows and side chapels all add to the wonder of the place. Even if you are not interested it is a pleasant, quiet and restful...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This one of the oldest churches here.The architecture is beautiful. The inside is also beautiful. If you like churches visit.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

the oldest catholic church in victoria is easily accessible from melbourne central subway station. good spot too relax and reflect away from busy CBD

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The oldest Catholic Church in Victoria Australia is located on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. It is one of the most popular and widely used Churches with a score of worshipers in attendance.Built between 1841 and 1845 the church has a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was the 1st Roman Catholic Church with the founding blocks being laid of St Francis Feast Day 4 Oct in the year 1841. It remained the main church until St Patrick's was built and became the official Cathedral in 1868. The exterior is majestic,...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Having walked past this old Roman Catholic church on the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale this was the first visit inside and it was old and impressive and definitely worth a visit as it is the oldest RC Church in Melbourne.

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