History & Art

St Mary’s Cathedral is a Sydney landmark and one of Australia’s most significant buildings with a history dating back to the 1860s.

Steeped in the history and development of Sydney, architect William Wardell’s masterpiece also includes a breathtaking crypt, remarkable for the beauty of its floor of terrazzo mosaic, magnificent stained glass windows and the heaviest peal of 14 bells hung for change ringing in Australia.

As with many great church buildings, St Mary’s provides a sanctuary for inspiration and a place of reflection with its towering columns and imposing stonework.