St Patrick’s Parramatta Cathedral Cloister sweetened with new Bakery


The Cloister Bakery News Story

Wafting aromas of freshly brewed coffees, speciality hand-made cakes and sandwiches will greet local parishioners, workers, members of the general public when they visit St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta.

‘The Cloister Bakery’ - located on the ground floor of historic Murphy House - will open weekdays 7am to 4pm from Monday 17 June, but there are already plans to expand trading to weekends.

Project Manager for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Joe Cashman is coordinating the project and hopes that the Cloister Bakery will give people more of a reason to stay after Mass, or to come and see the Cathedral Precinct.

“The idea comes from the early churches in Europe which had bakeries within their Cloisters, this was to allow for travellers and pilgrims to rest and eat before continuing on their journey. It is essentially about extending Christian hospitality,” Mr Cashman said.


Monday 17 June


7am to 4pm, Monday to Friday


Murphy House, St Patrick’s Cathedral Precinct, 1 Marist Place, Parramatta

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