A popular religious structure located in the central part of Melbourne, the St Paul’s Cathedral is a metro-political and cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne in Australia. A major city landmark, the church was constructed in the year 1891, on the very site where the first ever public Christian service in Melbourne was conducted in the year 1835.
Built in the Gothic transitional style of architecture, which is partly early English and partly decorated, the church was designed by the English architect, William Butterfield. The church hosts many significant occasions inside the cathedral and has served host to the state funerals of many prime ministers, governors and important people in Australian history.
The church is located on the east corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street. It is diagonally opposite Flinders Street Station and can be conveniently reached by taking a bus or tram.