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Address: 279 Johnson St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1Y5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-546-5521
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Gorgeous Architecture

I made my way to this cathedral while walking in the downtown Kingston area. I noticed that it was open for free tours so I went in. A very nice elderly gentleman named Bernie... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I made my way to this cathedral while walking in the downtown Kingston area. I noticed that it was open for free tours so I went in. A very nice elderly gentleman named Bernie gave me a guided tour and he was very informative indeed. The stained glass windows came over from England, but had been shipped to the United... More 

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Gatineau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have been around the Cathedral in and out since my arrival in Kingston in May 2016. If you are in photography and visiting Kingston, the Cathedral is a must. The gothic architecture is unique and you will have many angles to choose for around the building. From the front facade going to the left side (West) towards the back,... More 

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Lakeshore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a must stop if you are in Kingston and there is also a Holy Door here for the Year of Mercy. There were information brochures for the Cathedral itself and for the Year of Mercy. The grotto with the Virgin Mary was incredible and must be seen to appreciate. You can say a prayer and light a candle... More 

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Thank ToddandDenise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

we had mass on the day that priest was killed by terrorist. It was like being in heaven. It is a must visit.

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Thank jimf816
Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Feel The Winds Festival was held in Kingston and I attended an afternoon concert at St. Mary's that featured works by Kingston composers. The space is grand which is needed for a pipe organ. The only problem was that the organ is behind the audience so I could not watch the performance. A large screen showing the organist's hand... More 

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Thank Spitfire444
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

One of the most beautiful churches in Ontario! Highly recommend visiting and attending a mass. Check the website for times.

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Thank Christina H
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

well I must say I am not a church going person,but I love the fact that I can walk in there,and light a candle for the ones I love and miss......I hope nothing has changed....ty

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Seymour, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

A beautiful Chapel with lovely architectural details. As a visitor to Kingston and also a Catholic I was pleasantly surprised to see such a generous schedule for daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Very few churches are able to do this all day, every day. The volunteers who keep vigil are to be commended. Wonderful experience, thank you!

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Chatham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This church is in terrific condition and has a remarkable history. It is manned by staff daily and tours are available along with literature and books dealing with the church's history and place in the community.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

this is in top form you can ask ofr someone to take you on a walk of time here Some of it is very old but the good thing is they keep all the repairs in line of the time for the church. They have a sherry Sunday 1 once every 3 weeks you get to meet and great many... More 

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