St Patrick's Basilica

St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle

St Patrick's Basilica
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PARIS522
Eastbourne, UK1,876 contributions
Calm
Dec. 2019
Freo never appears to be a fast moving city, quite the opposite really, so it isa bit strange to call it calm.
It is, however, a calm place to be in and to sit and be able to focus without distraction.
Some interesting views inside but, for me, its outer facade is the best aspect of this place.
Written 25 March 2020
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,051 contributions
Iconic Basilica: from Irish immigrant to a rich history
Mar. 2020 • Solo
St Patrick’s Basilica is a church with a long history - a listed building in Fremantle.

The first Catholic mission opened in Fremantle in 1850 served by the Benedictine Order, with services held in the Court House. The original church was built in 1860. The current limestone building was opened in June 1900. It was not until 1994 that it was raised to the status of a minor basilica.

The stonework is late 14th century Gothic in style. Walls are constructed of Cottesloe and North Fremantle stone. The wood is jarrah, kauri and oregon timber. The tapestry above the high altar is the first thing to catch the visitors eye. Made of Australian wool it was constructed in Galway Ireland. It weights a tonne and was first hung in 1994 - with a surface area of 50 square meters. Depicting spiritual matters in the spiral, dove and Celtic Cross. The peripheral elements of the tapestry depicts air, water, fire and earth ( for, from earth you came, and so to earth you will return).

There is a free brochure available at the church entrance with the history.

A beautiful church with lots of interesting stained glass windows and statues. Part of the great Catholic heritage of Australia - a church where immigrants thanked God for their long sea voyage to Australia.

Well worth a visit. Photogenic, and if you want to photograph the front of the church a wide angle lens is helpful.
Written 10 March 2020
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Yann Yng Frances
Singapore, Singapore202 contributions
Beautiful Basilica
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Beautiful church and they will be celebrating their 25th year as a minor Basilica and 125th year since the parish has been entrusted to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Written 18 August 2019
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Harry S
Perth, Australia35 contributions
An icon for generations.
Aug. 2019
The biggest Roman Catholic church for miles around... Tapestry a bit dodgy. Usually very quiet for private visits unless there are baptisms and funerals... Handsome building.
Written 11 August 2019
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Charmaine C
Sydney, Australia279 contributions
Colourful Church
Jan. 2019 • Couples
Plenty of on-site parking, lovely grounds and very interesting colours of paint inside. Definitely worth a look
Written 10 February 2019
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purplepeppercorn
Perth, Australia72 contributions
Beautiful old church with complex architecture
Nov. 2018 • Solo
The Basilica is a beautiful old Catholic church with multiple features worth a look just for the architecture and history.
Written 31 January 2019
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purplepeppercorn
Perth, Australia72 contributions
Beautiful old church
Oct. 2018 • Business
warm welcome, beautiful old church with stained glass windows, stations of the cross, wooden pew and ornate decor
Written 28 October 2018
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Joshua R
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St Patrick's Basilica
Sep. 2018 • Solo
This is just down the Street from St John's Anglican Church in Adelaide Street and is a Catholic church. It was built around 1850 and is a State Registered Place
Written 14 September 2018
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Attractive and peaceful
Feb. 2018 • Couples
The bricks are massive. They are light brown and they weigh more than normal bricks.

The entrance is royal, with two red doors, above there is a cross and a stained-glass window.

They have 4 pillars.

I enjoyed watching this basilica. It was very pretty.

Worthwhile to see!
Written 25 May 2018
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Berenice B
13 contributions
This Basilica has the peaceful nurturing feeling.
May 2018 • Family
Frequent choir performances are a must.The Basilica-a church granted this status by the pope- is dignified and beautiful.Mass in Latin,English and Italian.A quiet place to contemplate for Catholics and non Catholics.
Written 12 May 2018
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