This year, St Paul’s Cathedral celebrates 125 years of its consecration in 1891. The generosity of our founders provided the necessary funds to create this magnificent building.
Your continued support will enable us to maintain St Paul’s as a place of prayer for our worshippers and visitors and the home church for the City and Diocese of Melbourne and Anglican Province of Victoria. We invite you to join us in ensuring that our beautiful Cathedral is well-resourced to meet the challenges of the future.
Our financial future has never been certain: we do not possess the significant historical endowments that some European foundations enjoy. Every year, we rely on your giving – the donations of our visitors and the sacrificial giving of our members – to safeguard our ministry.
In 2015, our members contributed $247,696 to our ministry costs of $887,851 through their weekly giving. Our Music Foundation provided a grant of $150,000 towards the $419,782 costs of our Music Program. Our visitors donated $153,273 towards the $364,614 costs of maintaining our building.
In addition, members and other philanthropic donors also raised in excess of $750,000 towards the costs of renewing our Cathedral Buildings to create the new ministry, education, hospitality and music facilities we enjoy. On behalf of the Chapter and members of St Paul’s I should like to thank you for your generous gifts towards our ministry: Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and support!
The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe
Dean of Melbourne
Consider making a one-off significant gift this year towards our costs: ten gifts of $25,000 get us close to covering our deficit. Donations can be made by credit card, or cheque:
Donation form A4 2016