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St. Francis Church

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Address: 326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2495
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Quiet Time

This Church is absolutely amazing and such a peaceful place to visit for quiet prayerful times. St. Francis is the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Victoria, and located in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
Geraldine K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This Church is absolutely amazing and such a peaceful place to visit for quiet prayerful times. St. Francis is the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Victoria, and located in the CBD of Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I love working here i'ts a tourist church there is 3 masses here on sundays and fridays, the church is always croweded lots of older generation come here, I go for the rosery some times, they have this during the week at 11.30am, I have met alot of lovely people who come for the same reason here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I love to stop in St. Francis church in the CBD. It is old & quite beautiful. The book shop next door is also interesting. There is a chapel inside the church where you can sit & pray or just reflect & light a candle. Everyone is welcome. A gentle, relaxing venue.

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Thank Julia M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

St Francis is one of the busiest Catholic churches in the city of Melbourne. It has an almost continuous round of Masses being said. It is also one of the oldest churches in Melbourne, and it was restored recently with generous donations from the faithful Something is always going on around this much-loved Church. It is not too far out... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty old church here.A pretty small old building among the new big buildings. If you like churches visit.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

One of the busiest churches in Australia. This is a fantastic church to attend services at. Unfortunately the serenity and beauty has been ruined somewhat by the building of large skyscrapers in background

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Thank JohnG3121
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a beautiful church in the Melbourne CBD, well worth a visit, especially during mass or just to drop in to pray.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Called in to St Francis on my way to view Melbourne Central. I have childhood memories coming to this Church so it is nice to come back again as one get's older. It seems so crowded in now than years ago. Really worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

The church dates from 1841, the official opening being in 1845 and although from outside it may appear low and squat it is surprisingly large inside. The windows and ceiling of the Ladye Chapel are particularly beautiful.For about 86 years it has come under the Blessed Sacrament Order. Next door is a monastery, a parish centre and a shop selling... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Church ground initially very quiet, peaceful. Unfortunately I had bad timing and church became over run with bus loads of tourists. The grounds outside are beautiful with fragrant roses and water features. Liked the plaques which provided historical background. Would like to return at a quieter time

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