Churches/ Cathedrals in Adelaide

Churches & Cathedrals in Adelaide, Australia

Churches & Cathedrals in Adelaide

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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,284 contributions
    In the city of churches St Raphael’s is ok to see, nothing spectacular so wouldn’t go out of my way to see but if walking past then good for a quick look.

    Only need about 5 minutes.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,495 contributions
    St Peter's Anglican Cathedral is an Adelaide landmark. It is a faith community that combines liturgy, music and preaching. It is the mother church of the Adelaide diocese, drawing many believers to participate in worship.
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • CJ W
    Adelaide, Australia129 contributions
    Living next door, we attended a special Christmas service where the story of Christmas was creatively told through the animals of the Nativity. Outstanding. Well done. Building is also the first and oldest church in Adelaide.
    Written 30 April 2020
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
    Trip Advisor has this listed as Scots Presbyterian Church Adelaide but it is the Uniting Church and the Former Scots Presbyterian Church Adelaide. It was opened on July 6 1851 as Chalmers Church, named after the Rev Dr Thomas Chalmers who established the Free Church of Scotland,. It is a State Heritage Place.
    and building a church there. The foundation stone for the new church was laid on the 8th of September 1850, six months after the Rev Gardner’s arrival.
    In 1929 the Flinders Street Presbyterian Church and Chalmers Church amalgamated under the new name of “Scots Church”.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • investigator2
    Reynella, Australia877 contributions
    Married in this church 50 years ago I suppose it looks a little worse for wear but don’t we all
    Glad to see it is still there as a place of worship
    Written 16 January 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    I confess to a fascination of church buildings. Most are masterpieces of different architectural periods, some are a combination depending on the period of construction. The quality of workmanship is amazing considering the basic tools available to stonemasons, bricklayers, carpenters and other trades. And so it is with this church. Although closed on the afternoon that we visited, there was plenty to admire of the exterior. It dates to 1872, constructed primarily of bluestone and stucco lined to imitate stone. Decorative quoins and the window mouldings are delightful features. The tower/belfry soars to a height of 33m but there are apparently no bells housed within. Heritage listed.
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    Closed in the afternoon on New Years Day, like others nearby, we had to be satisfied with exterior views. The building dates to 1857 when it opened as the Stow Congregational Church. The design is early English Gotic and the quality of stonework aptly displays the remarkable skills of the masons. The front porch and windows above are particularly impressive; four arches supported on pillars and decorated with white stone carvings of grain, fruit and small animals. I consider the arched window above with its stone mullions and lattice work to be even more impressive. The construction is from bluestone and limestone.
    In 1969 the congregation was joined by that of Pirie Street Methodist Church and was renamed Union Church and in 1977 was again renamed as the Pilgrim Uniting Church.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    New Years Day. Closed. After a brief look and couple of photos we headed to Victoria square. It is a nice building, quality masonry work, main entry fronted by three Gothic style arches supported by columns, circular window above with stone lattice and mullions. Materials used are bluestone and sandstone.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Blanchard
    St Lucia102 contributions
    Beautiful and gracious - the Church building is heritage listed - built about 1871-2 in the Venetian style. Interior: note the sloping floor, stained glass windows, ceiling, pipe organ and use of timber. There is clearly a great tradition here and pride from the local congregation. The British Baptist Hymnal is still used - wow - no PowerPoint! So a Choral-singing aspect...A grand building. Exterior: note the Manse next door - now a restaurant - income for the local congregation. This is just one of the architectural gems in North Adelaide.
    Written 2 April 2017
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  • Tandanya22
    Adelaide, Australia33 contributions
    St Mary Magdalene's is out of the way, but well worth a visit to see the exquisite and delicate beauty of this little church. Founded in 1886, the parish is Anglo-Catholic, meaning that during services there are robes, incense, candles and beautiful music from the small choir. The people are welcoming, and more than happy to tell you about the features of the building. Accessibility: the church and hall are both wheelchair accessible, and there is an accessible toilet in the hall.
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
    This church was built in 1965 and named after Rev James Maughan 1826-1871. It superseded a previous church on the site/ It was demolished to make way for the Uniting Church Communities 20 storey development.
    The old church did have a provisional heritage protection but was removed at the request of the State Government so the new development could go ahead.
    The church now as a bar on the ground floor selling alcohol.
    Written 28 March 2022
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