St Mary's Cathedral, Hobart

3.7
#11 of 17 in Historic Sites in Hobart
The Cathedral’s origins can be traced back to 1822 when the first permanent Tasmanian priest Reverend Philip Conolly constructed a temporary wooden chapel near the present Cathedral site and dedicated to God, under the invocation of St. Atirgilius, an "Irish Saint"
The current Cathedral foundation stone was laid in 1860 was re-opened in 1866, St Mary’s Cathedral is located in Harrington Street, Hobart. The cathedral was built in the style of Gothic architecture.
Structural problems caused by faulty building resulted in the Cathedral being largely dismantled and re-constructed to a modified design between 1876 and 1881.
It is place of worship for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart.
St Mary's College is located next to the Cathedral. The College celebrates the Catholic liturgical year by attending Mass.
The Catholic Archbishop of Hobart, Tasmania, Julian Porteous resides at the Cathedral.
The organ at St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart was built in 1893 by Fincham & Hobday.
Dominated by the exquisite Hardman Studio window in the style of a fourteenth century Gothic window; the five lancets depict pivotal scenes from the Gospel and the tracery at the top of the window details heavenly images, from the nineteenth century.
The Rose window in the West end of the Cathedral (1981), the Pentecost Window (1989), and the Heroic and Saintly Women (1995) are other windows specific to the cathedral.
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  • It's built beautifully, though I have to honestly say that it is not one of the nicest cathedrals in Australia. still...it will do. Carpark is a huge problem, so you might have to walk from some stree...  more »
  • Another good photo opp for the heritage enthusiast centraly located opposite the Treasury building near Franklin Square and on the way to the waterfront. Can't be compared to any European Cathedreals ...  more »
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  • Good place for worship.
  • Inspired and inspiring yet warm and honest.

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