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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 16 Church Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Z9, Canada
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A beautiful stone church built in 1847.

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A magnificent experience

The Anglican Cathedral of St. John's is a magnificent structure, and a delightful place to visit. I would recommend to anyone visiting the city to pay a visit to the Cathedral... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, canada
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Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Anglican Cathedral of St. John's is a magnificent structure, and a delightful place to visit. I would recommend to anyone visiting the city to pay a visit to the Cathedral. The tour guides were very friendly. The decor was beautiful. If you are in the city on a Sunday, I am sure you would be most welcome to attend... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you ever get the chance to go to a service here it's an amazing thing to do. My daughter was married here in August 2013 and the service was wonderful. The organ is out of this world and the architecture unbelivable.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was not open to visitors when we were there but we were able to take in the atmosphere surrounding the structure. The site takes up the entire block from Church Hill Road to Cathedral Road. Very impressive and I am sure it would also be marvellous inside.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a beautiful church if you like to walk through them. i was there on a Sunday and had to wait for a service to end before i could walk in. I stayed for matins as it turns out. A military parade to acknowledge the Battle of Britain had been organized. The church was nearly full. It was a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Cathedral is a tourist attraction really worth a visit . It offers guided tours and even a tea time in the Summer . The architecture is beautiful both inside and outside . Not to be missed !

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Half way up the hill from the port of St John is the Anglican Cathedral. One of the first Anglican Parishes in North America, dating form 1699 work got under way on the building of the first cathedral in 1843 under their first Archbishop. However, successive fires to the city cost the parish dearly and only in the last century... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited the Cathedral on a rainy day. Beautiful architecture. It was a great experience visiting the Cathedral. They had a brochure which described all aspects of the Cathedral. Must see.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The church is very pretty and had tour guides, but in the summer they have a lovely little tea room set up in the crypt/basement.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Don't miss the July-August afternoon tea in the crypt room of St John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral. This is way more charming than creepy - and you will enjoy bottomless cups of tea and lots of home-made treats from scones, to fruit breads, to mini pavlovas, to cookies. All were delish and we were stuffed. There were signs on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went there to worship on a Sunday morning. Everybody was most welcoming. The organ and choir sounded fantastic and Bishop Peddle's sermon was wonderful.

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