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St. Francis Church

326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2495
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peaceful and serene

nice building, brilliant architecture, lots of timing for mass, but probably need to improve on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sunday afternoon visit

Sunday afternoon visit to attend mass and say a few prayers. Centrally located in the heart of... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Ian P
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326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9663 2495
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Reviewed 6 days ago

nice building, brilliant architecture, lots of timing for mass, but probably need to improve on the sound system. overall, good place to visit.

Thank AlvinFSH
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Sunday afternoon visit to attend mass and say a few prayers. Centrally located in the heart of Melbourne and one of the oldest churches around. Take the time to look around at the architecture and art. Stay for mass and then venture into the city...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

St Francis Church was directly across from where we were staying (it was what we saw when we looked out our hotel window), so we were curious to see the interior. It is a lovely church inside with an impressive wooden ceiling. The side chapel...More

Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a large building lying just east of the CBD. The exterior is comprised or roughly hewed sandstone. When you enter the cathedral seems dark and foreboding, but after a few moments you get used to the light. The cathedral is bathed in a...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This church is in the heart of Melbourne. It's quite deceptive because on the outside it looks quite plain, but when you get inside, it's lovely architecture and very distinct to melbourne. If you are able to get to a Sunday Mass it's an experience....More

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This Church is absolutely amazing and such a peaceful place to visit for quiet prayerful times. St. Francis is the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Victoria, and located in the CBD of Melbourne.

1  Thank Geraldine K
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I love working here i'ts a tourist church there is 3 masses here on sundays and fridays, the church is always croweded lots of older generation come here, I go for the rosery some times, they have this during the week at 11.30am, I have...More

1  Thank 131,253
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I love to stop in St. Francis church in the CBD. It is old & quite beautiful. The book shop next door is also interesting. There is a chapel inside the church where you can sit & pray or just reflect & light a candle....More

1  Thank Julia M
Reviewed 25 May 2016

St Francis is one of the busiest Catholic churches in the city of Melbourne. It has an almost continuous round of Masses being said. It is also one of the oldest churches in Melbourne, and it was restored recently with generous donations from the faithful...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty old church here.A pretty small old building among the new big buildings. If you like churches visit.

1  Thank SE s
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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