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Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

31 rue des Jardins, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4L6, Canada
+1 418-692-2193
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the first Anglican cathedral to be built outside the British Isles. Built between 1800 and 1804, the cathedral introduced to Canada the British Palladian style of architecture. While it was under construction, King George III commissioned the Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell and Bridge, to create an exceptional 10-piece silver Communion Service for the new Cathedral. The altar candlesticks, chalices and other elements are richly adorned, bearing the Arms of the King and of the Diocese of Quebec. This Communion Service is one of the finest examples of Georgian silver ever made. Truly a royal gift! Showcased in a permenent exhibit inside the Cathedral since 2014, it was awarded with the "Prize for Excellence" by the Québec Religious Heritage Council in November 2015. The Cathedral's bells date from 1830 and are the oldest change-ringing bells in Canada. They were made by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England, the same foundry that cast Big Ben, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and the great bell "Jean-Baptiste" of Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, is the mother church of the Diocese of Quebec and has two parishes of Quebec Parish and the Parish of All Saints .
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31 rue des Jardins, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4L6, Canada
+1 418-692-2193
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very different church from the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica and worth a visit. It is said to be modeled after St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Marylebone Chapel in London - has a Palladian style exterior and a lovely, more simple interior than the basilica....More

Thank barbara361
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful interior, stained glass is lovely. The memorial plaques contain a lot of interesting history. There is silver donated by George !!!, Definitely worth a visit. Church modelled on St Martins in the Fields in London. Bell tower 47m has 8 bells

Thank NikonGuy18105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stained glass windows are stunning. It's an interesting historical site because it is the first Anglican Church to be built outside of England.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have time for a guided tour of this lovely cathedral, but the tour guide was there to greet us as we entered and offered to answer any of our questions. This cathedral is the first Anglican cathedral built outside of Great Britain. If...More

Thank Ottawatraveller547
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a small but beautiful church. It was open for tourist during the day. The stained glass windows and the wooden pews were beautiful. The organ pipes is what stole the show for me. If you walk to the front of the church and...More

Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 15 October 2017

well kept lovely old church a stones throw away from notre dame, interesting to learn the top of the steeple is just a bit higher then Notre Dame just to prove a point ;)

Thank crazyone2
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This cathedral was much more simple than others we've seen. Clean lines, bright and beautiful, with some nice stained glass.We used the "Map of Old Quebec" free audio tour to hear the history of the place, and it was great.

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Not just another blooming church. Traveling, somehow, we always wander into churches as we go from Tahiti to Rome, some are good and some are just a place to rest our feet. This church is a great place to rest and get away from the...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Definitely go inside and see how beautiful this church is. You'll be sorry if you just walk past it.

Thank Richard521
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to tour this beautiful cathedral, and take time to read the stories under the windows.

Thank Mary J
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