Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral

Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal: Hours, Address, Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral Reviews: 4/5

Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral

Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral
4
Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
Read more
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Christ Church Cathedral is the mother church for the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. It has stood on St Catherine Street since 1859 and has witnessed much of the development of downtown Montréal. It is both a place of beauty and peace as well as the home of a thriving community, working to support those in need in the local area. CCC is famous for the quality of its choral tradition and many concerts also take place in the Cathedral.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

4.0
92 reviews
Excellent
30
Very good
50
Average
11
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Kevin G
Tecumseh, Canada288 contributions
Jan. 2020
We walked by this church multiple time during our stay and eventually made our way inside. Beautiful and historic, this church just adds to the character and beauty of the downtown area. One of many to stop and see.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA214 contributions
Dec. 2019
Since I was in Montreal at Christmastime, I wanted to attend a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, an Anglican/Episcopalian tradition. I have often attended this service at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and St. Thomas on Fifth Avenue in NYC. While not quite as beautiful as that of the men and boys choirs of these other two churches, the singing of Christ Church's mixed choir of adult men and women was certainly lovely in its own right. The Gothic setting was inspiring, and the bilingual service very engaging. I was too late for the Festival at St. George Anglican (15 Dec) several blocks away, but would like to try theirs next time I'm in Montreal for Christmas.
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,840 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
This cathedral is located near the downtown area and is a hidden gem. The outside architecture is beautiful and one can see the antiquities inside this cathedral. Admission is free. Certainly very highly recommended to visit.
Written November 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,370 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Right in the heart of the city, this church has just so much character. The design is beautiful and it looks beautiful at night. Theres a little construction around it at the moment, but still worth stopping by.
Written October 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael K
741 contributions
Sep. 2019
This church does not have a good curb appeal as there is no big open square in front and it is boxed in by other buildings. But if you can find the church, the front actually looks pretty impressive. Of course the inside is not as gorgeous as Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal, but with tall ceilings, it is majestic looking in its own right. Best of all, the church was practically empty when we visited. So we can enjoy the peace and tranquility without the hustle and bustle of other tourists. It is not a must see, buf if you have time, it is worth a visit.
Written October 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

8ric
Tampa, FL1,135 contributions
Sep. 2019
Stopped in to check out the exterior and interior architecture of this Catholic Church and was not disappointed at all. Gothic exterior and a mix of wood and marble interior crafting make this a very eye appealing cathedral.

Montreal has many old historical places of worship and this is one to stop by and observe, plus it's free.
Written October 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for stopping by, and glad that you enjoyed your visit and our architecture. I just wanted to let you know that we are in fact the Cathedral for the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. With best wishes.
Written October 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

on_the_go_98765
Tucson17,288 contributions
Aug. 2019
As an American, the concept of a "regimental church" is new for me. Church and state (suppose here to include military as "state") always strive to be separate here in the states. But Americans do not have a connection to the British Crown like Canadians do.

While visiting locations in Canada (Vancouver, Montreal, etc.), the awareness of the role the church played in supporting the troops and, in fact, being "adopted" (or sponsored) by a regiment was very commonplace for Anglican churches and also in some Presbyterian houses of worship. The stained glass windows often featured soldiers, battle standards adorned the walls, and scrolls of names honoring soldiers became the "expected." Every year, the Canadian Grenadier Guards march from the church to the McGill University campus on Remembrance Day.

This is a very unusual church for a couple of reasons. One is that the whole of the terra firma beneath the church was sold to developers to create an underground shopping mall (access through "The Linen Closet"). This is a huge underground world that seems so out of place sitting beneath this Cathedral. It is named the "Promenades Cathedral" and it links the Underground City to Eaton's.

The second reason for this striking us as unusual was the "stave church" style of the roof interior. It is so very like the Scandinavian Churches we've seen around Bergen, Norway where the builders built with the technology they knew: ship keels.

Knowing this was Anglican, my search for military ties began. Probably the most impressive find (for me) was the Red Cross soldier standing across from a Nurse. The garb looked to be Vintage WWI; the soldier wore the Brodie helmet/Doughboy hat that first appeared on the war scene circa 1915. Before then, nothing besides felt caps protected their skulls.

The beautiful old art struck me as maybe more fitting to be in an Eastern Orthodox Church with its flat, gold-trimmed icon depictions of the Holy Family.

The church style is (Neo) Gothic Revival with a 14th century English countryside interpretation. It has been placed on the register of Canadian National Historic Sites in 1999.
Written September 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

B M
Great Yarmouth, UK1,039 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We took this Cathedral in as part of our roaming the city tour,,,.. It is as lovely inside as out,,,... There was a service whilst we were visiting,, that gave the Cathedral a fantastic feeling of the ambience of this wonderful setting.. we enjoyed our experience and would visit again..
Written September 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sarah M
Darien, IL147 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
This being an Anglican Church, it is simpler than something like Notre Dame Basilica or Mary Queen of the World. It’s still lovely in its own way though. Worth a 15 minute visit.
Written September 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Herstory_62
Philadelphia, PA535 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Beyond spiritual enrichment there can be few better means of absorbing & appreciating unique Canadian history than to attend a bi-lingual service at magnificent 19th century Anglican Christ Cathedral, where Queen Elizabeth worshiped when she visited Canada. Especially in troubling times, the ancient ritual & diverse cordial congregation combined to provide insight, solace & a highlight of our visit to this remarkable city.
Written July 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 60
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral

Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral: View all restaurants near Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral on Tripadvisor