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181 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 5600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass is why most visitors come here-they are well worth a visit. Mass here is early which is great when you are travelling, the parishioners were friendly

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited St Monica's for Sunday morning mass and were lucky enough to meet the bishop. The church is beautiful with its amazing sunglass windows. Something to see when in town

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A lovely, tranquil place to visit. Stain glass windows were beautiful. Refreshing to experience the contemporary alongside the more traditional church features.

Thank zhena
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was somewhat disappointed to find a modernised church with beautiful stained windows and décor rather than an old Gothic styled cathedral. t has interesting history and worth visiting during your stay in Cairns.

Thank papcar
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Definitely worth visiting for any visitor to Cairns. The building doesn't look like much from the exterior, but the interior has beautiful stained glass windows across three walls telling the story of creation. Well with a visit and photography is allowed.

Thank Ray J
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We attended church service and stayed for the audio concerning their large church windows. The history and thought around the creation of the windows is great. The Peace Window was my favorite. Plus this is free!

Thank ABF67002
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I always insist on attending mass on Sundays even on holidays. People in St Monica was very welcoming to us tourist even though we were not familiar with their procedures. The church was very accessible on foot.

Thank thlkenneth
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We only found out about this place because our tour guide for the Kuranda trip informed us. We went the next day to see the beautiful memorial and creation windows. The Baptistry is also amazing. The pamphlet was handy to inform us of the making...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The audio story and explanation of each window panel are played after mass and the bookshop is open. Obviously be respectful and quiet. Photos are ok as far as I know.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The stain glass windows are worth looking at ., as they all tell different stories. The colours are bright , clear and in the bookshop, your can buy postcards , of them.

Thank roztoscan
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to go into the cathedral and you can wander around as much as you like as long as there is no service being conducted, of course. There is a little shop around the corner of the building which sells... More