This page contains practical details and tips on everything that you need to know when visiting St Mary’s Cathedral.
It is important to remember St Mary’s Cathedral is a place of worship. Please remember to treat the place with respect whilst you are here. Mobile phones should not be used whilst you are in the Cathedral. Gentlemen’s hats should be removed and no food or beverages are to be taken in or consumed on the Cathedral grounds. You should always talk in hushed tones so as to not disturb parishioners and worshipers.
We do allow photos to be taken inside the Cathedral however not during liturgical celebrations and Masses. If you are using a camera do not be too intrusive with it and do not use a flash.
As this is a place of worship please, ensure that you are wearing suitable clothing – no short skirts or bare feet and please cover your shoulders. Hats should be removed before entering the Cathedral.
There is no entrance fee to the Cathedral. Entry to St Mary’s Cathedral is free and open to the public. However a donation towards the upkeep and cleaning of the Cathedral is greatly appreciated.
Please note the Cathedral Crypt is currently closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Once the Crypt re-opens, visitors wishing to view the Cathedral Crypt can do so from 10am to 4pm, Monday-Friday. Tickets can be purchased at the Cathedral Shop for $5.
St Mary’s Cathedral is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 6:30pm. Extended hours may be introduced during daylight savings and Christmas periods.
St Mary’s Cathedral
2 St Mary’s Road
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9220 0400
St Mary’s Cathedral offers free guided tours every Sunday following the 10:30am Solemn High Mass. This tour meets at the pews next to the organ console area, located inside our College Street entry doors.
We can also organise guided group tours during the weekdays only and for a small booking fee. Please email [email protected] or call 02 9220 0453 to check on date and time availability.
St Mary’s Cathedral is renowned for its high standard of music and Choir. The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral is internationally recognised as one of the best choirs in the world and is asked to tour regularly.
They are famous for their weekly celebrations of the Divine Office and Solemn Mass. You are more than welcome to join in at Mass and listen to them sing.
Alternatively, you can also see other musical events such as organ recitals and concerts. To find out more about musical events taking place, please click here
Mass is held daily at 6:45am, 1:10pm and 5:30pm. Please click here for our complete Mass details and schedule.
GETTING TO ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL:
Transport to and from the Cathedral is readily available, please click here.
St Mary’s Cathedral is located on the corner of College Street and St Mary’s Road in central
Sydney, just across the road from Hyde Park.
No parking is available on site
Closest public parking sites are available at:
Domain Car Park. Entry via St. Mary’s Road Sydney NSW (opposite Cathedral House)
Enacon Parking. Entry via 4 College Street, Sydney NSW (behind Cathedral House)
There is metered parking available on streets near the Museum end of College Street.
The nearest train stations are St James, Museum and Town Hall. Each are of equal distance to us and are an easy seven-minute walk.
For bus services arriving in the city centre. Alight near Hyde Park or Town Hall and simply walk east along Park Street towards Kings Cross – a 7 to 10 minute walk.
Sydney Trip Planner helps you plan your journey to St Mary’s Cathedral using public transport.
For further enquiries, please call the Cathedral office during business hours: +61 (0)2 9220 0400.
ONE MORE TIP:
St Mary’s Cathedral offers a spiritual experience whether you are religious or not. If you love history or architecture, the building and its interior will offer lots of interesting discoveries.
If you want to listen to live music, St Mary’s Cathedral offers the opportunity to do this on a daily basis, or via the many concerts and recitals it hosts. Please review our Events page for further details.
You are always welcome to attend Mass at any of our services.