The Cathedral is open for worship every day.
Visitors are always welcome.
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm
Monday – Friday: 7am & 12.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am & 4.30pm
Monday – Saturday: 8.30 am
Monday – Friday: 4.30pm
St John’s Cathedral is a fine example of 19th century Gothic-Revival architecture designed in 1888 by John Loughborough Pearson.
The three stages, 1906 – 1910 and 1963 – 1968, 1989 – 2009 have created a superb Gothic interior with a forest of elegant sandstone columns and arches supporting the only stone vaulted ceiling in Australia.
Once inside the Cathedral, with space to seat 1,000 people, the visitor can see many examples of superb creative arts: examples of exquisite wood carvings include the Choir stalls and Archbishop’s seat intricately carved in Queensland Silkwood; more than 400 needlework cushions designed by Queensland College of Arts students, feature Australian flora and fauna.
Every window in the cathedral is of significance: from the large early 20th century Wheel Window to the collection of William Bustard’s work, and then the later vibrant windows of David Saunders, the Millenium Window designed by Scott Maxwell and made by Warwick Blair and the thought-provoking series of windows designed and made by Glenn Mack.
Daily Guided Tours
Visitors Welcome Daily.
The Cathedral is open 9.30am–4.30pm.
St John’s Cathedral is one of this country’s iconic buildings and has an amazing acoustic. It maintains a musical tradition based on the great music from the Renaissance to the present. To sing in this space, and accompanied by the fabulous cathedral organ, is a musical thrill rarely experienced elsewhere.
St John’s Anglican Cathedral offers the following opportunities for choral musicians under the direction of Graeme Morton:
A remunerated choir of men and boys possibly with women altos– generally singing 3 Sunday mornings and one Sunday evening a month