St Paul’s Cathedral

Church in City Centre

Services were celebrated on this prominent site from the city’s first days, but work on Melbourne's Anglican cathedral wasn't commenced until 1880. Consecrated in 1891, the present Gothic Revival church is the work of distinguished ecclesiastical architect William Butterfield (a case of architecture by proxy, as he did not condescend to visit Melbourne, instead sending drawings from England). It features ornate stained-glass windows, Victorian-era tiling, and stripes of cream and grey stone.