Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral

Whenever I am on the road for pleasure, one of my aims is always to go somewhere I haven’t been before. I have found this to be a good principle for travelling, although it doesn’t always mean going very far out of the way.

Last week I went to Bendigo with friends. I have been there many times before, but I still managed to do something I haven’t done there before: I visited the Sacred Heart Cathedral which is a significant landmark in Bendigo, and one of the largest cathedrals in Victoria.

There are some large and beautiful churches in some of the cities and towns across the state, and many smaller ones, but a cathedral is a special thing indeed. 

I have often expressed a desire to visit this beautiful church rather than just admire it as I drove past, so I was very glad to take the opportunity to make that hope a reality. 

It really is beautiful. Rather than attempting to describe it, I will let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy. 

Please note: I am not Roman Catholic. My visit was an aesthetic one, not a religious one.
I understand that some people have been grievously hurt and damaged by the actions of some Catholic priests. I neither condone nor tolerate their actions.
This does not mean that all Catholics, or their places of worship, should be shunned.