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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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A stunning cathedral

We attended the 11 am Sunday service. The building is magnificent but cold as we had expected... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Barbara A
Lovely Experience!

Received an almost personal tour around this building very rich in the history of St. John's! The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We were so fortunate that the priest was there and was happy to give us a personal tour. This place is STEEPED with history and you either should purchase the guidebook or get him to talk about the building. AMAZING stories of the stained glass, and look for the Shroud of Turin in one of the upper stone rafters. You will see it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Not to be confused with the Basilica with the same name right up the hill! Beautiful exterior with a simpler interior.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were walking through the old town of St. John’s and came across the cathedral. We were warmly welcomed to come inside and see the church. It is a very impressive interior.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is rich and rife with religious, social, political and economic history. Built in the Gothic Revivalist style, construction of the current stone church began in 1847 and finished in 1850. The church was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1979 due, in part, to its unique architecture as well as the lasting impact it has had on Anglicans in Newfoundland and Labrador over the centuries.

I am rating the site as “average” because I was only able to view the external structure. The church was closed for an event when I stopped by, which was unfortunate. I was looking forward to seeing the beautiful interiors, including the high curved pillars, stained glass windows and altar, amongst other things. Nevertheless, the exterior of this Anglican church, with its rugged construction, is an impressive religious site even from the outside.

Random Trivia: The present-day structure is built on land once used for public hangings up until the 1750s!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

we enjoy checking out churches, especially historic churches. We were not able to get in this church due to a funeral in progress. but we waited and finally got a great tour by volunteer members of the church. Even a tune played on the huge organ.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Randy C
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