Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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Anglican Cathedral of St John the Baptist information

St John's , Canada
16 Church Hill
+1 709 726 5677
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Serving Canada's oldest parish (1699), the Anglican cathedral is one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical Gothic architecture in North America. Although originally built in the 1830s, all but its exterior walls were reduced to ashes by the Great Fire of 1892. It was rebuilt in 1905. The Gothic ribbed ceiling, graceful stone arches and long, thin, stained-glass windows are timeless marvels.

A gargoyle dating from the 12th century – a gift from the Diocese of Bristol – stands guard over the south transept. Students offer tours (in July and August), organists play concerts (1:15pm Wednesdays year-round) and church ladies serve tea and crumpets.