St James' Old Cathedral

St James' Old Cathedral

St James' Old Cathedral is an Anglican church seeking to love, enjoy, and worship the Triune God we meet through Jesus Christ.

We gather within the simple beauty of Melbourne's oldest building to be refreshed by the mercies of God, which are new every morning.

We are a warm, happy, truly all-age community that enjoys traditional Anglican worship, faithful bible teaching, classic hymns and sublime choral music spanning the renaissance era to new commissions.

St James' surprises people. Many who had previously drifted away from church have found the Old Cathedral an ideal place to renew their relationship with God; and many visitors to our city have made us their home away from home. Do join us!

Candlelight Concerts

St James' Old Cathedral is the ideal venue for Candlelight Concerts, a mix of good acoustics and old world charm. As one of Melbourne's oldest buildings, it mixes well with the candlelit interior to create a wonderful ambience.

We went on a chilly evening and found it to be warm and inviting. Plenty of street parking, and a restuarants down King Street for a bit to eat before the concert.

Building History

St James' Old Cathedral is regarded as the second oldest building in Melbourne although, it is not located where it was originally built.

The St James' Old Cathedral building was originally built on a crown grant site on the corner of Collins and William Streets Melbourne [map] in 1839 and relocated (brick by brick) to it's current location on the Corner King Street and Batman Street, Melbourne [map] in 1914.

The foundation stone was laid by Charles La Trobe, Superintendent of the District of Port Philip, on the 9th November 1839.

Visiting today, many are struck by the beauty of the well-maintained symmetrical interior, one of the finest examples of a Colonial Georgian aesthetic in Australia today. A fuller sense of the history of St James' can be attained by a visit to the church. Entry is free and tour groups are welcome if organised in advance.

Service Times: Sunday: 10:00am Wednesday: 12:30pm

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  Corner King Street and Batman Street West Melbourne 3003 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 03 9329 0903
Corner King Street and Batman StreetWest MelbourneVictoria03 9329 0903

❊ Web Links ❊

St James' Old Cathedral

❊ Also See.. ❊

Oldest Building in Melbourne

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