Open House Perth
NOVEMBER 10 & 11

St George's Cathedral

ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL

 

OPENING TIMES

Saturday 10th November: 10am - 5pm

Sunday 11th November: 11:30 - 4pm

ADDRESS:

38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, 6000

TOUR TYPE:

Self Guided

 
 

Situated in the heart of the city of Perth, St George's is the principal cathedral of the Anglican Province of Western Australia and the metropolitical Diocese of Perth. 

Consecrated in 1888, the Cathedral stands as an architectural gem to the glory of God, to the pioneers who funded and constructed it and to the generations of faithful people who have maintained and preserved its fabric and traditions over the years. 

St George's is one of only a few cathedrals constructed of handmade bricks. 

Its gothic revival design is enhanced by a blend of local and imported materials, including local jarrah roof trusses and arches, limestone from Fremantle, bricks manufactured in three different brickyards along the Swan River, bluestone pillars from Victoria, Oregon pine ceilings, marble reredos manufactured in Italy with English alabaster inserts and a Caen stone pulpit carved in France. 

Within the Cathedral are numerous icons, beautiful stained glass windows and memorials to Western Australian pioneers, community leaders and those who served in the wars of the twentieth century. The Soldiers' Chapel is a place of special interest. 

The Cathedral's peal of bells, founded as a memorial to Queen Victoria, can be heard each Sunday. 

Photography by David Broadway and Illustrations Photography