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Historic and massive timber church

St Kilian's Church is an historic and massive timber Catholic church set in a school and hall... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Graeme B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Historical church

We visited St Kilian's on our ancestry research weekend. This is a lovely old church with some... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Lauren K
Melbourne, Australia
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181 McCrae St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5443 4800
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

St Kilian's Church is an historic and massive timber Catholic church set in a school and hall complex - designed by Bendigo's foremost architect and done in an unusual variant of the Gothic Revival style- being timber it may be the biggest of this style...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We visited St Kilian's on our ancestry research weekend. This is a lovely old church with some beautiful stained glass windows. The organ is quite impressive!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Although a plain and unassuming white exterior the white interior was a contrast to many dark timber constructions. There is an impressive use of timber circles and large radius timber structural components. The plaque mentions this is the 4th church on this site. A tourist...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This Catholic church is a lovely example of an old wooded church, it has been lovingly maintained to a very good standard. If churches are your thing...this one is easy walking distance to the center of the city

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I recently attended a funeral at this church . It is a nice old church .. and very well maintained .. The grounds are well kept. providing lots of off street parking ..

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank helenandneville
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My g.grandparents, Philip and Mary Moore (Sharkey) were married here in 1889 so a special interest for me. However, the style of building is very different and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jude304
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A fine example of a wooden church beautifully maintained and presented.A large building reportedly the largest structure of it's type in the Southern hemisphere. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Gerald C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I can remember mum playing bingo here at nights and as a teen being able to sit outside the bingo hall

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

For that reason , it is worth having a look. Quite nice and impressive. You don't need to spend much time there.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Melbournegreynomads
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Built by Dr Backhaus in the 1890's this is the 3rd church built on the site. The visionary Dr also purchased much land upon which central Bendigo exists, thus giving an enormous legacy to the Catholic Church in Bendigo. Dr Backhaus is buried in the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MickEBendigo
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