Our Vision & Mission

Location

St John’s Cathedral is a main focal point of Centenary Square, Church St. Surrounded by gardens and close to public transport. On Sundays there is free 4-hour parking available on the street and at the City Centre Carpark (71 George St, Parramatta, entrance via Horwood Place).

Weddings

The Cathedral site is the oldest continual place of worship in Australia, with the first church building erected here in 1803. The twin towers reportedly date to 1820 but it was 1855 before the nave was opened. The building is now listed on the State Heritage register, and it has a warmth and intimacy that make it attractive for weddings.

As St John’s has a special place in Parramatta and in the lives of many people, we receive many requests for weddings. At the current time we are only able to accommodate weddings for regular attendees.

Baptisms

Baptism is a symbol of what God commits to do for those who commit their lives to follow Jesus. Therefore baptism involves two promises – the promise of God and the promise of the person who is baptised.

God has promised forgiveness of sins.
That forgiveness is symbolised by the water of baptism, representing cleansing or washing.

At baptism we have both the promise of God to forgive and the promise of the person being baptised to trust and follow Jesus. Baptism is a wonderful privilege that we have from God. If you would like to know more about baptism for yourself or your child, please contact the St John’s office (office@stjohnscathedral.org.au).