St John’s Anglican Cathederal


Here are some shots I took inside the St John’s Anglican Cathedral. I was there at the right time as the sun shone through the stain glass windows giving beautiful jewelled reflections on the pillars. This is just the back of the church. Unfortunately we couldn’t take photos of the front as there was a wedding rehearsal on at the time but I will go back again some time.

Interesting Facts:

St John’s Anglican Cathedral “was designed in the Gothic revival style by John Loughborough Pearson, one of England’s leading church architects of the late 19th century and bears similarities to Truro Cathedral in Cornwall, also designed by Pearson, although the architecture of St John’s is more decidedly French Gothic in inspiration. The external walls are of randomly arranged brown, pink and mauve porphyry stone.”

“The Brisbane cathedral movement began in earnest in 1887 as a celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee – St John’s was to be paid for by public subscription but the construction of the cathedral in one campaign was found to be financially impossible. As a result, the building has been executed in three stages over two centuries between 1906 and 2009.”

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22 thoughts on “St John’s Anglican Cathederal

  1. Wonderful. It is so beautiful inside. BTW, I started to shoot photos by taking photos from churches in 2004. Now I have photographed about 450 churches in Finland.

    Thank You for this great post.

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    1. Thank you. I couldn’t go to the front of the church because a wedding rehearsal was going on but I’ll go back again soon. Have you put your church photos on your blog? I love church photos 🙂

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      1. Thank You.

        I collected all my church links under Categories. To see all these takes time.

        Here are all churches I have presented and others things which found inside and outside our churches.

        Wooden churches. Nine posts.

        Stone churches. Nine posts.

        Orthodox churches. Two posts.

        Miniature churches. One post.

        Altars in Finland. One post.

        Bell towers in Finland. Four posts.

        Antique church chandeliers. One post.

        Altarpieces

        War memorials on our cemeteries. Two posts.

        Pulpits in Finland. One post.

        Please note that for example wooden churches are nine, meaning that You have to look for next pages. In my blog You can see posts at once and after it and the end You must select next page.

        I am sure that You enjoy my photos. I recommend to start with Miniature churches.

        This post is full of history. Those miniature churches are made by old WWII veteran.

        Enjoy!

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