Sunday 13 January 2013

St James Old Cathedral

We visited Melbourne's oldest church last week Thursday after seeing the Narnia Exhibition.

This wooden cross is on top of the baptismal font in front of the church.  It was a gift from Queen Victoria and brought by La Trobe.  It was the baptismal font from St Katherine's Abbey, London.

Baptismal Font

This was Melbourne's Cathedral from 1848 - 1891

Beautiful stain glass windows line all the walls in this church and the lady who heads up the archives is a fountain of knowledge about each one.

The woodwork is just amazing.  Even more interesting was the old organ in the church.  One of the gentleman came and played it for us and allowed the children a turn.

The detail in the archetecture was a delight and we spent a good two hours exploring.

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