St Mary's Cathedral Tour
Tuesday 26 th July 10.15am – for 10.30am tour
Our guided group tour will be one and half hours in duration and will cover the history of the main Cathedral and Cathedral Crypt. There are steps down to the Crypt so anyone not able to manage steps may wait in the Cathedral. The Cathedral Crypt is only open with a guided tour otherwise this area is closed to the public and for self-guided visits. St Marys Cathedral is a short walk from St James station. Closer to the date I will supply train timetables and suggested venues for lunch. Look forward to you joining us on this tour.
St Mary’s Cathedral is the spiritual home of Sydney’s Catholic community. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney and stands on the site of the first Catholic Chapel in Australia.
Constructed in local sandstone, the Gothic Revival style of its architecture is reminiscent of the great medieval cathedrals of Europe
The Crypt of St Marys Cathedral is considered by many as the jewel in the crown.
The Crypt, first and foremost is a sanctuary; the resting place of some of our most important Australian Catholic leaders. From pioneer cleric John Joseph Therry to six Sydney Archbishops the slabs placed above their graves are masterpieces in their own right with delicately written inscriptions outlining the highlights from the lives of the men who lie beneath.
The Crypt is a breathtaking cavern of striking architecture and ornate design. It is highlighted
by the magnificent terrazzo floor, considered to be one of the finest mosaic floors in the world.
Cost $5.00 per person – Minimum of 10 persons
Contact Anna Degnan for details: