St James' Old Cathedral, Melbourne

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St James Old Cathedral, an Anglican church, is the oldest church in Melbourne, Australia, albeit not on its original site. It is one of the relatively few buildings in the central city which predate the Victorian gold rush of 1851.
The parish is led by the Reverend Canon Matthew Williams. The Senior Associate Minister is the Reverend Mike Raiter, who is also director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching. The Family Connections minister is Jess Naylor-Tatterson.

The parish is served each Sunday by The Old Cathedral Voices, a semi-professional all-scholar consort choir which sings music from the Renaissance era to contemporary anthems, including regular new commissions and premieres. The organist is David Brown.

More recently, the church has begun serving as the chapel for Haileybury College's City Campus.

The building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • St James' Old Cathedral proclaims that it is Melbourne's oldest church. It was actually built elsewhere and then dismantled and shifted to this site at the western end of Melbourne's CBD. The...  more »
  • It is not huge, but historic, with boxed in pews, an organ and some pretty stained glass. It is hard to believe that it was dismantled and reassembled here long ago.  more »
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  • Old Cathedral church belongs to Anglican church of Australia under diocese of Melbourne. This is the oldest church of Melbourne which was founded in 1839. Holy communion on 10 AM every sunday.
  • tired of those bells. Are really anoying

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