Saturday 14 February 2015


St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church is a relatively small one, built around 1869-1870 and is one of only two catholic churches in Melbourne's Central Business District (St Patrick's Cathedral is outside the CBD in East Melbourne). It is built of Malmsbury bluestone (Malmsbury is 100 kilometres north of Melbourne on the Bendigo rail line).

Its design is more ornate than the more centrally located St Francis, this being Georgian. Historically, this church has enjoyed a strong connection with seafarers. The gardens are pleasant but the church is somewhat overshadowed by nearby developments.The church is only 100 metres from the Southern Cross Railway Station.

The church may not be a popular tourist spot, but it is cosy and beautiful enough to visit at any convenient time if you are staying at the central business district. It is usually open during business hours and of course during the mass times. It is always a wonderful spot to enter, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, think and pray.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the inSPIREd Sunday meme,
and also part of the Spiritual Sundays meme.


  1. What a pretty church. We enjoy seeing seafarer's churches. Norwegian Seaman's Churches are in almost every major port, too. Since they are Norwegian, they are Lutheran. ;)

  2. We have only got a few buildings in Melbourne from Colonial times, and we don't have very many from the 1850s and 60s either. So this one is precious. Bluestone is perfect!

  3. Very nice series and I see that you even found a reflection shot, too.

  4. very cool. i enjoy the reflection of the church in the glass building beside.
    sorry i am late to commenting it's been a busy crazy kind of weekend. have a great day!! Beth ( :


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