Sydney, NSW - St Andrew's Anglican Cathedral

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Andrew

Address: Corner George & Bathurst Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Architect: Edmund Blacket

Architectural Style: Gothic Revival

Traditional Owners: Gadigal people

Last Updated: 15/02/2024

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History and Architecture:

A small but pleasant Gothic Revival Cathedral in Sydney Freestone of late Colonial and early Victorian periods. Original portion of nave designed by Hume. Substantially completed under Blacket. Exterior has weathered to warm brown colour. Delicate Gothic windows, well proportioned towers and buttressing and a multiplicity of decorated pinnacles.

The Cathedral was consecrated in 1868. The cathedral was built on the site of a smaller temporary structure authorised by Governor Macquarie in 1812.


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
1852 - 1867 Canon William Horatio Walsh 1812 1882
1868 - 1878 Canon George Vidal 1815 1878
1902 - 1918 Canon John Vaughan 1841 1918
1926 - 1938 Rev Frederick Arthur Walton Asst 1897 1950
1942 - 1968 Canon Frederic William Tugwell Hon Canon 42 - 49 1884 1970
2022 - Rev Sandy Grant


The Organ was built by Hill & Son in 1866, Davidson in 1899. Hill, Norman & Beard 1952, Létourneau in 1998. The Organ has 4 manuals, 53 speaking stops, mechanical and electric action. A full description and photos can be seen here.


1. Cable Clerical Index with permission.
2. Australian Heritage Database.
3. Organ Music Society of Sydney with permission. Click here for their website.