Friday, September 07, 2012

20 May 2012: The chimes from St Mary's Cathedral

20 May 2012 (Sun): It was about 1 p.m., and I was treated to a musical treat of the lovely sounds of chimes from the St Mary's Cathedral when I was walking nearby the cathedral.

I later learnt that free tours about the St Mary's Cathedral lasting about an hour are conducted on Sundays after the Mass at approximately 11.30 a.m. Although I had missed the opportunity to attend the guided tour about the St Mary's Cathedral, simply listening to the sounds of the musical chimes from the cathedral has been healing.

The St Mary's Cathedral has a special place to the Sydney's Catholic community. It stands on the site of the first Catholic Chapel in Australia. The architectural style of the Cathedral is Gothic Revival.

In addition, I learnt that in the premises of the St Mary's Cathedral is a permanent exhibition entitled The First Australian Catholics. This exhibition gives visitors details on the history of the early Sydney Church and is located in the crypt of the cathedral.

St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary's Road, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: +61-2-9220-0400

Also see:
11 May 2011: The Hyde Park fantasy

Also visit: Sydney, May 2012: A time to heal and to be inspired.

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