Australia's Smallest Cathedral

Australia's Smallest Cathedral

Saint John the Baptist Pro- Cathedral in Murray Bridge is Australia's smallest cathedral and the rural city's oldest church.

Once recognised as the world's smallest church, this building was erected in 1887, with original plans being drawn up by Mr S Williams, a local building contractor in 1886.

The Church of Saint John the Baptist at Murray Bridge was dedicated and licensed by Bishop G.W. Kennion on February 2nd 1887.  The total cost of the building was 434 pounds 10 shillings.

When Bishop R. Porter was enthroned as the first Bishop of the Murray on April 16th 1970, the little Church became the Pro-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and was recognised as the "Smallest Cathedral in the World"

Regular services are held in the tiny cathedral at Murray Bridge.

Local residents are proud of their treasure and visitors come to enjoy its architecture and uniqueness.

The cathedral can be found at 8 Mannum Road, Murray Bridge. Ph. 8531 2280