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7 Most Important Churches in Adelaide

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by Ben Conolly (subscribe)
An inner city urbanite.
Published April 7th 2015
All Full of Reverential Silence
Adelaide, City of Churches. Religious or not, this is how the city gets described time and again, and while the current populace may be more interested in music festivals, it's nice to take a look back and admire the buildings that helped Adelaide gain its reputation.

St Peter's Cathedral - Seat of the Anglican Bishop, 1901, classic neo-gothic architecture, stained glass windows depict historic SA moments, and a collection of rousing sermons. This is a historic landmark for a reason.
Saint Peter's Cathedral
Saint Peter's Cathedral


St Francis Xavier Cathedral - Did you know that while it is the first Cathedral, the current building was not the first attempt at one in Adelaide? The first Cathedral had its construction halted thanks to the Gold Rush, and it was 7 years later that St Francis Xavier was finally built.
St Peter's Cathedral
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral


Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Being able to lay claim to the prestigious accolade of being Adelaide's first church, this is not a grand cathedral, but instead a great example of a simple building, which the city has developed around.

St Luke Anglican Church - A nice smaller, more local church, St Luke's boasts some impressive stained glass windows, boasting a large collection of scenes from the bible.
Saint Luke's Anglican Church
Image courtesy of churchhistories.net.au


Brougham Place Uniting Church - Another church that has an incredible set of glass windows. Each window is dedicated to someone who has lost their life and is to be remembered, as well as a war memorial window. This adds an incredibly nice personal touch to the church.
Doolette Window
The first stained glass window, from 1981


Scots Church - This church was established as a Church of Scotland, as the name suggests. Its single tall spire helps distinguish in the area.

Adelaide Mosque - The oldest still-standing Mosque in Australia, and a tribute to South Australia's tradition of tolerance. The Mosque was established in 1888, with its original minarets added in 1903.
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Your Comment
The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque pictured is not in Adelaide ;-)
by nemel (score: 0|3) 1686 days ago
I am sure this is not the oldest mosque in Adelaide, that is in the city square between Sturt and Gilbert st.
by sfras (score: 0|6) 1686 days ago
The location of each building would be appreciated.
by jghas (score: 0|2) 1675 days ago
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