St Patrick’s Cathedral
St Patrick’s Cathedral is the symbolic heart of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta – a dynamic centre of worship prayer, community and mission. Today an iconic physical landmark of the City of Parramatta skyline, the Foundation Stone for the St Patrick’s was laid more than 170 years ago, on St Patrick’s Day 1836.
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Lot 1 Marist Place has been a centre of worship since the 1820s, the current Cathedral being the fourth Catholic church to stand on the site. On February 19 1996 the old Cathedral was destroyed by fire and after a long and careful rebuilding programme the current Cathedral was completed and dedicated on November 29 2003. Not just one building but a beautiful complex of buildings rose from the ashes.
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Under the incumbency of Bishop Kevin Manning and the then Dean, the Very Reverend Peter Williams, the current building was designed by Romaldo Giurgola and the firm MGT Architects. Giurgola was commissioned in 1997 for the restoration and design of the new Cathedral complex after fire destroyed the previous building. Romaldo Giurgola was previously the architect of the new Australian Parliament House in Canberra.
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Address: 1 Marist Place, Parramatta 2150 – Map it!
Contact No.: 02 8839 8400