Top Religious Buildings (Self Guided), Perth

Perth is an important historic center of Western Australia, and history is often closely associated with religion. That's why the city is full of churches which represent many religions. Don't miss a chance to visit some of the most important places of worship in Perth:
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Top Religious Buildings Map

Guide Name: Top Religious Buildings
Guide Location: Australia » Perth (See other walking tours in Perth)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: irenebo
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Wesley Uniting Church
  • Trinity Uniting Church
  • St. George's Cathedral
  • St. Andrew's Uniting Church
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Perth Baptist Church
  • Metrochurch
  • Perth Mosque
Wesley Uniting Church

1) Wesley Uniting Church

Wesley Church is located at 75 William Street, at its intersection with Hay Street. It is one of the oldest church buildings and one of few remaining 19th-century colonial buildings in the city. Wesley Church is built of load-bearing brick laid in Flemish bond in the Victorian academic gothic style and features a landmark spire, steeply pitched roofs, parapeted gables, label (hood) moulds and wall buttressing.

The church has a strong verticality of form emphasised by tall lancet windows with plate tracery to the east facade. Angle buttresses divide the nave wall into five bays and the major windows have stucco label moulds above them. The bricks of the building, fired at uncertain temperatures in wood-burning kilns, show a range of mellow tones and, laid in Flemish bond, create a chequerboard effect on the walls, which provides a decorative element to the walls of the building. The spire is 35 metres high with a weathercock on top; it is surrounded by four smaller spires at its base which are capped by metal finials. The north-east tower replicates these smaller spires above the gable. The roof structure is of hand-sawn timber and the roof covering was originally shingles, but at some point the Church was re-roofed in clay tiles.

Wesley Church was designed by Richard Roach Jewell, an architect, circuit steward, clerk of colonial works and church member. The foundation stone was laid on 25 October 1867 by Governor John Stephen Hamptona and the church was opened on Sunday 10 April 1870.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Trinity Uniting Church

2) Trinity Uniting Church (must see)

Trinity Church has the most distinctive architecture in Perth. The main front of the church features two spires roofed in slate, and a rose-colored window. Its interior is famous all over the city because of the stained-glass windows. The church was built in 1846 and today, is also a center for social activities.
St. George's Cathedral

3) St. George's Cathedral (must see)

St George's Cathedral is located in St Georges Terrace in the centre of the city. Built in 1888, the cathedral replaced an earlier building immediately to the north-east of the present one. The cathedral is described as Gothic Revival and is made from local handmade clay bricks from Queen's Gardens and Victorian blue stone pillars on footings of Fremantle limestone. It was designed by Sydney architect Edmund Blacket. The site is near the "Rush Church" - the first church built in Perth, by Frederick Irwin, in December 1829, a few months after the city was founded. Its castellated bell tower was damaged in the 1968 Meckering earthquake.

In 2005-2008 the cathedral was extensively restored with the tile roof replaced by slates as originally built. Earthquake protection was added to two walls to provide bracing and much other work was undertaken. Plans are currently underway to restore and develop other buildings in the complex, including the Burt Hall and the 1859 deanery building, which adjoins the cathedral, on the corner of Pier Street. St George's Cathedral has become noted for its innovative and controversial theological teaching, popular preaching, commitment to inter-faith worship and music. Its Cathedral Education Centre is unique to Australia.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Andrew's Uniting Church

4) St. Andrew's Uniting Church

The founding of St. Andrew's Uniting Church dates back to 1907. The tower with a metal spire, brickwork, and sandstone detailing are the main features of its architecture. The historical importance of this church is that it was the main place of worship for Presbyterians in the city.
St. Mary's Cathedral

5) St. Mary's Cathedral (must see)

St Mary's Cathedral, or Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, and seat of its Archbishop, currently Barry James Hickey. The cathedral is at the centre of Victoria Square, on the peak of a hill in East Perth, Western Australia.

The cathedral as it now stands was constructed in three main phases, with the first phase completed in 1865. Plans were drawn up for the replacement of the cathedral in the 1920s with a larger Perpendicular Gothic edifice. However, construction was interrupted by the onset of the Great Depression, leaving a new transept and sanctuary, with the aisle of the original cathedral as its nave. After 70 years incomplete, and portions of the cathedral requiring extensive repair work, funds were eventually raised in the late 1990s and early 2000s for the completion of the expansion. A new curved design for the expansion was created, and featured a second spire and underground parish centre. The cathedral closed for construction in 2006, and reopened in December 2009.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Perth Baptist Church

6) Perth Baptist Church

Perth Baptist Church promises to provide a warm welcome to any visitor, of any nationality. It is the first established Baptist Church in Western Australia with the first service held here on June 23rd, 1895. The church holds regular meetings and it offers a lot of social activities.

7) Metrochurch

Metrochurch in Perth is part of the Christian Outreach Center. Its service started in 1988. Their motto is Love God, Love People, Love Life! Here, they say that people don't need any rules for praying. That's why newcomers are treated with care and dignity.
Perth Mosque

8) Perth Mosque

Perth Mosque underwent a total renovation in the 1990s. It's a great place to visit if you are looking for a historic building featuring Middle Eastern architecture. It is beautifully designed inside and out. You can visit the mosque for every one of the five prayer sessions per day.

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