A guide to Adelaide's churches

Last updated 26 Mar, 2021

With a magnificent church or cathedral around every corner in Adelaide city, it’s no wonder it’s known as the city of churches.

When you explore the city, you can admire the impressive designs of Adelaide’s historical churches that mostly date back to the 19th century. Looking out at the city’s skyline you will see a variety of churches all with their own exquisite charm and unique architectural styles. View the fascinating churches from Adelaide’s streets or find out opening times to take a look inside. 

Some churches also offer guided tours and gift shops which are not to be missed. From stained glass windows illustrating historical South Australian events to lantern towers, you won’t be disappointed with the beautiful variety of churches and cathedrals Adelaide has to offer.

Enhance your exploration with our easy-to-use interactive map to locate and contact the churches and cathedrals of Adelaide.

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27 King William Road, Adelaide

St Peter’s Cathedral is one of Adelaide’s iconic landmarks. Step inside and enjoy the awe-inspiring interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history with an organised tour.

39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

St Francis Xavier's Cathedral is right in the centre of the City of Adelaide. The Cathedral is dedicated to the great 16th century Spanish Jesuit missionary saint who is also patron of the Church in Australia and patron of our first bishop Francis Murphy (1844-58).Initial construction began in 1851 and there has been various phases of activity leading to the installation of the tower in 1996. Building of the Cathedral began in 1851, making it the oldest cathedral in Australia.The tower was not completed until 1996 – 145 years almost to the day after workers had dug the first sod for the beginning of work on the Cathedral site.

237 North Terrace, Adelaide

88 North Terrace, Adelaide

We’d love you to visit us at Trinity City. Each of our church gatherings are attended by a wide range of people, and you’re welcome to attend any of them.

35 Whitmore Square, Adelaide

28/20 Little Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Originally the name 'Afghan Chapel', this building is reputedly the oldest permanent mosque in Australia. The building is of natinal significance is one of the few relics of Afghan immigration to South Australia and embodies in built form ,Afghan and Islamic culture.Initially funded by group of Afghan and North Indian camel drivers, the mosque dates from 1888-1889 with the four distinctive minarrets added in 1903.

268 Grote Street, Adelaide

St Patrick’s Adelaide, has been described as one of the most impressive churches in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. It is the second church on the site. The first church, which faced West Terrace, was the first Catholic Church building in the colony of South Australia. It was also used for some years as a school room. St Patrick’s celebrated its centenary in 2014. St Patrick's is popular for weddings and caters for up to 500 guests, please click here for wedding information.

280 Franklin Street, Adelaide

12 Flinders Street, Adelaide

170 Flinders Street, Adelaide

65 Flinders Street, Adelaide

152 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

379 Halifax Street, Adelaide

41 Greenhill Road, Wayville

113 Currie Street, Adelaide

10 Pitt Street, Adelaide

35 Palmer Place, North Adelaide

179 Stanley Street, North Adelaide

193 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

134 Buxton Street, North Adelaide