This beautifully crafted building is one of Newcastle's most iconic landmarks.With 72 stained-glass windows, a wealth of religious adornment within and
fine views from the grounds, it’s safe to say the Cathedral is Newcastle’s largest place of worship.
Located on Church Street, between Wolfe and Newcomen Streets, The Cathedral Church of Christ the King, commonly known as Christ Church Cathedral, is the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle’s cathedral. Designed by John Horbury Hunt in the Gothic Revival style, it is located at the top of the city's East End suburb, The Hill.
It is a place of beauty and grandeur that can be seen from much of Newcastle. The Cathedral is open to the public, with self-tour pamphlets found inside. If you would like a guided tour, this can be arranged by contacting the cathedral.
In 1868, after the creation of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle was created, it was clear the original building, built in 1817, was in poor condition, and the city’s population was growing rapidly, so it only seemed fit the city built a new one. After a design competition, initially won by Terry and Speechly of Melbourne, who severely underestimated the costs, the plans of John Horbury were adopted instead. After work commenced in 1883, the new building was completed and consecrated in 1902. The tower was added in 1979, and the spire added during repairs after the 1989 earthquake.