St. Paul's Cathedral is built on the site where the first public Christian services in Melbourne were held in 1836. The first and second church buildings on this site were demolished to make way for the present Cathedral. The Swanston Street and Flinders Street corner is one of Victoria's busiest intersections today, and the Cathedral remains very much at the heart of city life. The Cathedral is built in the neo-Gothic transitional style, designed by the distinguished English architect William Butterfield. On 22 January 1891 the Cathedral was consecrated, but spires were added later. More recently, and completed in 2009, extensive restoration works were carried out to the exterior and interior of the Cathedral.
Since October 2012 The Very Revd. Dr.Andreas Loewe is Dean of Melbourne, responsible for the worship, mission and life of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Melbourne and Anglican Province of Victoria. He is passionate about people, and prays that the Cathedral may be a place where many can experience the transforming love of God. Andreas is also a renowned historian and Bach scholar. Philip Nicholls, Director of Music and his team are committed to develop music programs at this great Cathedral and the T.C. Lewis organ, a musically and historically significant instrument, is a significant part of it.
Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9653 4333