Adelaide Churches and Cathedrals

(Adelaide, South Australia - SA, Australia)

Adelaide ChurchesMost of Adelaide's churches date back to the middle of the 19th century and inject a historical character to much of the city. Especially grand is St. Peter's Cathedral, which resides on the northern side of the city and stands close to many attractions, such as the Cross of Sacrifice Memorial Gardens, the Pennington Gardens and the Adelaide Oval.

From St. Peter's, head to the south and follow King William Street to reach St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, next to Victoria Square and the Carnegie Mellon University.

Also of note locally is the North Adelaide Baptist Church (NABC), which is to be found just across from Wellington Square and is called home by a spectacular pipe organ, boasting just under 2,500 individual pipes.

St. Peter's Cathedral

Address: 27 King William Road, North Adelaide, South Australia (SA), 5006, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 8267 4551
St. Peter's Cathedral functions as the seat of the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, being built between 1869 and 1901. With classical neo-Gothic architecture, a tall cathedral spire, a cavernous interior filled with period features, stone carvings and impressive stained-glass windows depicting historical events in South Australia, other attractions include a lantern tower, a large pipe organ, modern Clerestory windows, a marble Christening font dating back to 1877, guided tours, regular parish services and a religious gift shop, selling a range of religious-themed and city souvenirs.
Open hours: daily - hours vary
Admission: free

Adelaide Churches

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Address: 19 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia (SA), 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 8231 3551
The St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, close to the city centre, is a large and impressive Roman Catholic 'House of God'. Dating back to mid-19th century, construction was only recently completed in 1996, when the spire was finally added. Highlights include a tall bell tower, striking architecture with tremendous attention to detail, a large interior, regular services and seasonal events.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 19:00
Admission: free

Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

Address: The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia (SA), 5067, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 8331 9589
Situated in the Norwood, the Clayton Wesley Uniting Church was built in the late 19th century and contains many original period features. This is an important community church and visitors of all religions are always welcome.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

North Adelaide Baptist Church

Address: 154 Tynte Street, North Adelaide, South Australia (SA), 5006, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 8267 1635
The North Adelaide Baptist Church dates back to the 1870s and is one of the city's most attractive. Featuring impressive architecture, detailed stone carvings and a large interior with many period features, the church still holds regular parish services.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

St. Nicholas Church

Address: 41-42 Greenhill Road, Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia (SA), 5034, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 8274 1872
St. Nicholas Church, in southern Adelaide, is an impressive Russian Orthodox place of worship, built in the mid-20th century. With striking Russian-style architecture, the white exterior is certainly hard to miss and easy to recognise.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

Other churches and religious buildings in and around central Adelaide include: