Black and White Sunday – The Cathedral

For this Traces of the Past, I recently spent a bit of time on a rainy day in the Cathedral Church of Christ the King in my town of Grafton NSW Australia. The Cathedral was finished in 1884. Originally there was a small wooden church on the site built in 1842. The Cathedral is in a great green space in the heart town with the bell tower ringing out the time, a tradition I love.

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The hand carved foundations made of sandstone
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This side of the Cathedral has lots of lichen
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The northern face. You can see the two halves of the church in the roof line where the second part was added
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Looking toward the front door and the white roses in the garden.
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Looking towards the old bell tower
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Looking along the aisle to the back of the Cathedral
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The pews have been replaced by comfortable chairs with cushions
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Some of the old pews have been retained
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The old wooden seats in the front of the cathedral have been kept as well but with cushions added for the comfort of the cathedral officials.
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There are many parts of the Cathedral that have been kept in good order
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The font in front of the dedication to the Indigenous history of the Clarence Valley.
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The ceiling is wonderful highlighting the history of the Valleys timber history
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One of the brick arches that support the structure
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The back of the Cathedral where you can see the shapes of the stained glass windows
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Looking inside. Aren’t the lights lovely
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A bit of selective colour
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I couldn’t not show you the colour version
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And of course I also had to include a bit of the nature who live around the Cathedral. You will always see a Skink or two on the walls.
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Hope you enjoyed a look around the Cathedral in my town.

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