St Patrick's Catholic Church

St Patrick's Catholic Church, Grahamstown

St Patrick's Catholic Church

St Patrick's Catholic Church
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dik-mad-dog
Worksop, UK1 316 contributions
Magnificent Architecture
Jul 2019 • Solo
This building is one of the many architectural gems to be found in Grahamstown.

Colonial influence is everywhere in this town which would never have been built on the edge of the frontier without the colonists and their faith.

When some say somethings good came out of colonialism you may point out buildings such as these to the naysayers.
Written 23 July 2019
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Jeetesh H
Grahamstown, South Africa45 contributions
Suberb Catherdral
Sep 2018
A must see when visiting Grahamstown , and in the centre of the city.
Marvellous architecture inside and out , a beacon to worship the Christian way and fully functional catherdral.
Written 26 November 2018
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zamakes
Port Elizabeth, Bequia15 contributions
Mass during lunch hour
Jun 2018 • Solo
It's an amazing place for spirit and soul. I enjoy the quiet space and the fact that during my lunchtime I spend my time with the Lord. I feel so blessed. It is a place worth visiting.
Written 27 June 2018
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Mark R
Peterborough, UK117 contributions
Beautiful Old Building
May 2018 • Solo
One of so many historic old buildings in Grahamstown, this fortress-like church is well worth a visit in comparison to the more traditional catholic churches in town.
Written 28 May 2018
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Caro W
103 contributions
Catholic church
Mar 2018 • Friends
Steeped in history .. this is a magnificent church with beautiful stain glass windows. The masonry work done on this church is awesome
Written 13 March 2018
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cnrdhnkm
Grahamstown, South Africa37 contributions
Historical bulding
Nov 2017
This is such a tranquil and beautiful place to visit when in Grahamstown. Beautiful architecture and style
Written 9 November 2017
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Antony C
Hilton, South Africa51 contributions
Lovely!
Jun 2017 • Family
Locked and difficult to get into, but we were kindly let in in the side door. Very unusual architecture for a church, but beautiful and well worth the visit.
Written 24 June 2017
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Commited_Traveller
Port Elizabeth, South Africa847 contributions
Beautiful Church
May 2017 • Friends
St Patrick's is a beautiful stone built church, with a quiet prayerful interior. Built with the support of the Irish soldiers stationed in the area at the time, it was dedicated for worship in 1844. Well worth a visit.
Written 29 May 2017
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 537 contributions
Every picture tells a story!
Jun 2016 • Solo
To any visitor who takes a look at the current pic on TA, and then goes looking for St Patricks, then you have a better chance than most of finding snakes in Ireland, than finding this church.
Rather google it and then you will have a better idea of what to look out for, or if time constraints are key, just look at the pics I have posted.
It has been said that the street facade of St Patricks bears more than a passing resemblance to Battle Abbey near Hastings. It is indeed interesting to see the similarites.
The crenellated rooftop gives the building a fortress-like quality and the cruciform loopholes, (now filled in) must have been vital when the church was used as a sanctuary for the settlers during the Frontier Wars.
Everything was tightly barred and shuttered on the day I visited and I didn't get to see the interior.
Nevertheless, the church is well worth a visit, but read up on its story before you go - its worth it!
Written 25 June 2016
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Greenhatgirl
Grahamstown, South Africa77 contributions
Lovely church but note many of these reviews are confusing it with another place
Jun 2016
St Patrick's is on Hill St next to the public library. The photograph here is not of any church in Grahamstown. St Patrick's refers to the Catholic Church. Some reviewers seem to be confusing it with the town's Anglican cathedral of St Michael and St George which is about 400m away at the top of High St and Hill St and in the middle of Church Square.
Both churches are lovely and deserve a visit.
Written 4 June 2016
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