Brisbane Gothic cathedral to be consecrated

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The world's last Gothic cathedral to be completed will be consecrated in Brisbane on Thursday.

St John's Anglican Cathedral was designed by English Victorian Gothic architect John Pearson in 1889.

But it was not until 2009 that the third and final stage of its construction was completed - at a cost of almost $40 million.

The medieval-style construction began in 1906, with the first stage completed in 1910.

The second stage ran from 1964-68 and the third and final stage was kicked off in 1989, along with a massive fundraising campaign which attracted federal and Queensland government support.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesAnglican Church of Australia* Christian Life / Church LifeParish Ministry

5 Comments
Posted October 28, 2009 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

The article curiously does not include any pictures of the new cathedral. After searching around, I finally found the virtual tour on the Cathedral’s website. It is worth checking out.

http://www.stjohnscathedral.com.au/community/info/virtual_tour.html

October 28, 10:41 am | [comment link]
2. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Golly, it’s quite a whopper.  How fantastic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John’s_Cathedral,_Brisbane

October 28, 11:08 am | [comment link]
3. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Pageantmaster, from your link I got a Wiki page that said “this article has not been started yet” but sadly, no picture.

October 28, 11:39 am | [comment link]
4. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Brer - that is so wierd - when I clicked on the link in #2 I got the same thing - and yet when I tried the link again from my computer history with the same url I got a long article, pictures and all.
Try putting ‘St John’s Cathedral Brisbane’ into the search box on Wikipedia and up it should load hopefully, complete with picture of the exterior.

October 28, 12:02 pm | [comment link]
5. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Pageantmaster, here is the link, with the apostrophe coded as ‘.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John’s_Cathedral,_Brisbane

October 28, 3:48 pm | [comment link]
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