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St. Augustine Church

631 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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An old church within a modern city

Between the modernity, St Augustine's church sits defiantly. A lovely old building which has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt J
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Small/warm welcome catholic church in CBD

It's amazing that small lovely , still on service, catholic parish church of St augustine is hiding... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
jajavalB
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Bangkok
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631 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Between the modernity, St Augustine's church sits defiantly. A lovely old building which has evolved over a number of years, starting off as a wooden building and being rebuilt to what it is today.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

It's amazing that small lovely , still on service, catholic parish church of St augustine is hiding in the skycrapers area , in Busy district in Melbourne. The staffs are welcome you to visit but be polite when there is ceremony ongoing . It's historical...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Yes there are other grander and larger churches in Melbourne, but for whatever reason this one stands out for me as being quite special. No Melbourne visit goes without a visit to St Augustines Church. It is a quaint church built using bluestone in 1867,...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2017

This bluestone [basalt] church is close to Spencer Street. Unlike some Roman Catholic churches it is largely unadorned internally although there are two beautiful rose windows. It is actually larger inside than may be imagined with a timber ceiling, a central nave and aisles with...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

This is a lovely little church up. A place to go and sit and reflect. There is a little garden and it's nice to go if Churches are your thing. If you are wanting some quiet reflection time it's definitely a nice place to go...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I was told about this church by staff at St Francis. On my last day with only 2 hours before heading for airport I strolled down to visit this church. It is smaller in size and nowhere near as decorated but had the right feel....More

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Deserving of a visit, the second oldest church in Melbourne, St. Augustine, surrounded by plenty of green lawn and well planted trees and garden bedding, along with ample seating scattered throughout and utilised by various workers,visitors and sightseers as a recess for their daily routines...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint, quiet and special church in the middle of the CBD. We have walked past it so many times when we have traveled using VLine and arrived at Southern Cross but paid it no attention. No, its not a fancy Cathedral, but...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

St Augustine's has a mission to seafarers. This Catholic church is at the Spencer Street end of Bourke Street. It's not as popular as St Frances' with city workers, but it does have a special place in the .hearts of many seamen. St Augustine's has...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a small church here.Its plain and simple. Quite different from the others here.If you are passing have look.

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