St Peters Cathedral
What you need to know
Adelaide's moniker of "the City of Churches" wasn't simply given at random, as it's home to some remarkably impressive examples of religious architecture dating back to the early 1800's. To this day the various spires and crosses of these buildings still pierce the city's skyline, and perhaps its most visually impressive example is the Anglican St. Peter's Cathedral on King William Road that immediately brings to mind the likes of the more famous Notre Dame in France. A prominent and grandiose building built in traditional Gothic Revival style, it's a feat of construction done with a degree of intricacy and care that one simply does not see these days, and the attention to detail both inside and out is remarkable. Enormous stained glass windows display wonderful workmanship and depict famed religious figures, interesting copper sculptures populate the interior, and the high altar is impressive without being overly gaudy.
The cathedral is staffed by friendly (but not overbearing) volunteers who provide visitors with a free guide booklet that provides additional context and background on the church's features for those interested - a nice touch. Be sure to visit the Lady's Chapel at the cathedral's rear for a peaceful and contemplative spot; and if in the area of an evening, St. Peter's Cathedral makes for a great photo opportunity as it is spectacularly illuminated at night!
- Multiple weekly services: Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am, 6pm. Monday to Friday 7:30am, 8:45am. Wednesday 10am, 5:15pm, 6pm.
- Open to the public from 9:30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday; 12pm to 5pm Sundays.
- Free information booklets available in multiple languages
- Guided tours available for a small fee
St Peters Cathedral27 King William Road, Adelaide, SA 5006