Stage 4 will see the complete refurbishment of the interior of the Cathedral and finances permitting will include:

  • repainting the whole interior
  •  restoration of Latin inscription “Tu es Petrus . . .” around the drum of the dome
  •  repair of stained glass windows and installation of two new stained glass windows (courtesy of the Cathedral Tours Group)
  • replacement of the whole Cathedral floor (except for the Sanctuary, Sacristies, Crypt, and Nun’s Tribune)
  • electrical rewiring
  • new lighting system
  • installation of modern fire alarm systems
  • a comprehensive video security system
  • a new sound system
  • a mobile audio visual system
  • installation of an audio loop for those who have hearing problems
  • relocation of the Cathedral organ to the western gallery  together with the installation of a cantoris organ in the north transept
  • reordering of the sanctuary and its furnishings
  • creation of new baptismal font and aumbry near front doors
  • restoration of the original baptistery
  • installation of a hedge around the labyrinth
  • refurbishment of vesting sacristy
  • refurbishment of lower work sacristies
  • restoration of the crypt
  • refurbishment of Hawes’ Christmas Crib in south wall
  • refurbishment of Our Lady’s Chapel and altar (south transept)
  • refurbishment of Sacred Heart Altar
  • Refurbishment and repadding of pews
  • New seating for north and south transepts
  • Demolition of Car Park toilets (the MHHC toilets will be used in their stead)
  • Creation of a shrine to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in the north aisle
  • Locating of the burial place of Bishop Kelly and emplacement of existing copper effigy of Bishop Kelly into the floor at that place with ambient lighting and glass cover
  • Removal of the wood work around the tabernacle to restore original appearance of stone and masonry arches leading down to the crypt
  • Restoration of the night sky with gold stars on the ceiling of the Cathedral Narthex
  • Replacement of glass in soffit of the front doors
  • Installation of new  bells (this is mostly being funded by donations)



Mid West Development Commission - Government of Western Australia
Centrals Earth Moving
Supa IGA
Mitchell & Brown
Geraldton Toyota
Crothers Construction
Market Creations and Geraldton Data Centre
Bataiva Health
G.P.C Earthmoving
Sisters of St John
Sisters of Nazareth
Pallotine Community Society of the Catholic Apostolate
St John of God Healthcare
Knights of the Southern Cross (WA) Incorporated
Presentation Sisters
Congregation of Christian Brothers
Dominican Sisters of WA