St Mary Star of the Sea
St Mary Star of the Sea
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
While having a few days in the area I came across this lovely stone church while out on a morning walk.
A Catholic Church established in 1873 it has lovely architecture, nice arched windows and very lovely inside .
I noticed next door there is a boys college, I assume related to the church. Worth a visit.
Written 27 February 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Solo
St Mary Star of the Sea is an impressive Catholic church in West Melbourne. St Mary Star of the Sea is not far from the Melbourne CBD in terms of distance, but it is a world away in terms of status. Until recently, when a process of gentrification began, West Melbourne was a semi-industrial area. St Mary Star of the Sea is well-built, it's handsome and durable. Certainly worth inspecting if you are in the area.
Written 16 July 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This large church is built of sandstone, in an era when large public buildings were often built of bluestone. It's an outstanding feature of West Melbourne, which was then a semi-industrial inner suburb of Melbourne. St Mary Star of the Sea is a picturesque church, which was dedicated by Cardinal Patrick Moran at the turn of the 20th century. Moran was Australia's first Cardinal.
Written 31 January 2022
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Having looked over a few old churches lately, I now appreciate this one a lot better. I had been in it about 50 years ago and at the time I did not recognise the light and airy construction and the beautiful altar and stained glass. It is well worth a look.
Written 17 December 2018
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Mitch S
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
My partner and I visited this church for a friends wedding. A beautifully big, old structure built in the 1800’s that boasts the label of being the biggest church in Victoria. I’m not a religious person by any means but I did enjoy the architecture.
Written 2 February 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
St Mary Star of the Sea dates from the end of the 19th century. It was blessed in February 1900 by Cardinal Patrick Moran, Australia's first Cardinal. St Mary's is a fine church with a vaulted wooden ceiling and stained glass windows. Unlike St Patrick's cathedral, it is built of sandstone. St Mary's is adjacent to Simonds Catholic College for boys. The church is usually open for prayer and contemplation. West Melbourne is being caught up in the wave of gentrification sweeping inner city Melbourne, but it is still a mixed industrial and residential suburb.
Written 4 October 2017
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Rexy09
Sydney, Australia248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Stopped in here to have a look on a short weekend Melbourne trip. Amazing church inside so pretty. Funerals of underworld figures Jason Moran and Alphonse Gangitano were held here.
Written 25 May 2017
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ljlegendre
Mornington Peninsula, Australia27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
We went to a friends wedding at this church and it was beautiful! Being an old building there are no fans or air conditioning, we were there on a 42 degree day and it was ridiculously hot inside so bring a fan a bottle of cold water ice packs anything to keep yourself cooler through the service!
Written 7 January 2017
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
This is another old church here.A pretty good church. The architecture is very good.The inside also beautiful.
Written 22 May 2016
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Lovely old building that is very photogenic. I really enjoyed the mass at this great church. Worth checking out the pretty interior and exterior if in neighbourhood. Tram no 57 stops right outside church
Written 9 May 2016
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