Bendigo, VIC - St Paul's Anglican Cathedral (20656)

Year Built: 1873

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: Myer's Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

Last Updated: 10/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

The cathedral was designed by the architect Robert A. Love. The nave was dedicated in November 1868, the bell tower in 1873 and the chancel and transepts in 1927. Originally a parish church, St Paul's became the diocese's cathedral in 1981.

The building is constructed of red brick with stone dressings in an early Gothic style and is laid out in a simple cruciform plan comprising a six bay nave, transepts and sanctuary. Internally the cathedral is decorated with stained glass windows, several wooden sculptures and an opus sectile reflecting a high church tradition.

The cathedral is a significant example of the Early English Gothic style.

St Paul's peal of eight bells was cast by Mears & Stainbank of London which arrived on the Cutty Sark. They were first rung on Good Friday, 10 April 1873.

The Cathedral was closed in 2009 due to structural issues. A fund is currently running to raise funds for restoration works.

Clergy:

This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1918 - 1919 Rev Philip Peters Agnew 1816 1885
1993 - Rev Graeme Stanley Perkins
2014 - Very Rev J. Roundhill
2019 - Very Rev Dean Elizabeth Dyke

Organ:

The organ was built by Alfred Fuller in 1883. It was rebuilt in 1957.