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St Patrick's Church

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Address: 20 Grosvenor Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9247 3516
07:30 - 18:30
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Sun 07:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 18:30

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Very impressive building. Un believable. Worth a look as the design and architecture is inspiring. A huge church with history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mark h
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive building. Un believable. Worth a look as the design and architecture is inspiring. A huge church with history.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Having visited many churches in many countries, this one is exceptional, and one I keep going back to when in Sydney. It is beautiful, serene, well worth the effort to visit, and a true proponent of the best in Pope Francis. It is also the second oldest continually used church in Australia with the oldest one, St Brigid's being just... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Strange to review a church but have been sometimes hard to find a Catholic Church when you go in the city for a weekend away. Lovely old church with a choice of around 10 masses on a Sunday. Recently went to the noon mass which had a choir and was very special. Well located not far from city centre or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere in this beautiful church..so tranquil and peaceful....and i felt accepted. I really tried not to cry as I walk in...

1 Thank Lucy H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

A must for those that love traditional churches. When you've done all the iconic Sydney tourist things, do yourself a favour and visit St Pats. It's in the heart of the Rocks district, so easy to find and tag onto an exploratory rocks visit. It's a small but beautiful traditional church with a gorgeous alter, traditional stained glass windows and... More 

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

The St.Patrick's Cathedral is right in the heart of Sydney city and amidst all the new high rise office and commercial places that have sprung up around the church in the last few decades. But the church retains it serenity and is a place for some peaceful soul searching. I took a quick visit during coffee break only to remain... More 

1 Thank Krishnan N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

The tour that we took of St Patricks was one of the best. Our guide was exceptional in regards to knowledge of the subject as well as enthusiasm and passion for the history. It was full of amazing information about the early days of Sydney and how the fledgling colony dealt with its myriad of challenges. The history of St... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

One of the best tours I've been on. Our charming tour guide gave us a great background to the start of the Catholic church in Sydney and showed us around the St Patrick's buildings, explaining the history uses and numerous people involved in making St Patrick's what is is. There is also a lovely coffee shop housed in the former... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

St Patrick's Church near the Rocks is definitely worth a visit. It is one of the historical landmarks greatly influenced by the early Irish migrants. Would like to learn more about this historical monument. Being in the heart of Sydney it is still very active in the local community

3 Thank Marg0t56
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We dropped in here on Saturday night before dinner and attended Mass. It is very well maintained and full of character. The organ music was impressive and the lead vocalist had a terrific voice. I was surprised at how many services it offered during the week and on the weekend. Must have a very dedicated set of priests.

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