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St. Francis Church

326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2495
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Putting aside all the current controversies, this is a historic building linked the the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This one of the oldest churches here.The architecture is beautiful. The inside is also beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
SE s
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326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Putting aside all the current controversies, this is a historic building linked the the history of Victoria. Sculptures, stained glass windows and side chapels all add to the wonder of the place. Even if you are not interested it is a pleasant, quiet and restful...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This one of the oldest churches here.The architecture is beautiful. The inside is also beautiful. If you like churches visit.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

the oldest catholic church in victoria is easily accessible from melbourne central subway station. good spot too relax and reflect away from busy CBD

Thank JohnG3121
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The oldest Catholic Church in Victoria Australia is located on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. It is one of the most popular and widely used Churches with a score of worshipers in attendance.Built between 1841 and 1845 the church has a beautiful...More

4  Thank apintolobo
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was the 1st Roman Catholic Church with the founding blocks being laid of St Francis Feast Day 4 Oct in the year 1841. It remained the main church until St Patrick's was built and became the official Cathedral in 1868. The exterior is majestic,...More

Thank ruthandvern
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Having walked past this old Roman Catholic church on the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale this was the first visit inside and it was old and impressive and definitely worth a visit as it is the oldest RC Church in Melbourne.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

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
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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
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Reviewed 16 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

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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
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