Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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TERRAvelista
London, UK17,547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Gorgeous cathedral not far from Notre Dame and free to access, just like all the cathedrals in this area, all located in a busy part of the town, bustling with tourists and business alike.

Beautiful, simple lines with the altar in front and the organ right above the entrance. Not many people accessing it during the week or maybe it was the late September day we visited it.

Just stunning.
Written October 29, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity dates back to 1800,and is one of the oldest churches. Apparently no expense was spared for its construction. It is situated opposite the beautiful Hotel chateau Frontenac, across from Place d' Armes, a wonderful area of Quebec.
Written October 25, 2023
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Denis D
Ontario's Thousand Islands, Canada22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is one of the stops on the tour which leaves from the Tourist Centre in front of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Old Quebec. The Tour Guide gives a very good explanation regarding when the British arrived in 1759 there were only Catholic Churches and they started planning to build an Anglican church for the people coming from England, but they did respect the fact that the French who had been there for well over 100 years at that point in time and left them retain their church and freedom to practice the religion of their choice. The best way to see this church and other sites in OLd Quebec is to take the tour available at the Tourist centre, it is only 1.5 hours and is excellent and gives you a very good overview of the only Old walled City left in Canada and the US of A!
Written January 9, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
One of 2 cathedrals in the Upper Town. This one serves the Anglican community and dates from the early 19th Century. Strategic location near City Hall. Nice historic displays inside, and it is pretty.
Written October 2, 2022
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irawine
Benicia, CA655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My wife and I had the opportunity to visit and walk through this church. Unfortunately, they were refurbishing the outside of the church when we were there and so we only got to see a network of scaffolding on the outside. The inside, however, was very interesting to walk through.
Written September 18, 2022
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SamreenAhsanCanada
Toronto, Canada545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful church with kids of artefacts from the King. There is lots of history when you actually read about those artefacts. It does require an entrance fee though.
Written September 16, 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Seven Years War led to the second cathedral in Quebec City, this one for the Anglican Church. It seemed oddly compressed. The organ was very large. There was balcony seating on both sides. There were many plaques on the wall to commemorate members. The baptismal font is at the entry. There was a nice exhibition called ‘The King’s Gift’ re the donation of a ten piece silver communion service by George III.
Written August 11, 2022
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Despite massive construction going on, this is a lovely church in the old part of Quebec City. Although there was a sign that said $3 entrance free, they were letting people walk in free.

Beautiful wooden balcony on 2 sides.
Written August 11, 2022
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Compass777046
Georgia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful must see. photos do not do it justice
if u love old churches you will love this one. nicest one I the area worth the ride from Quebec City
Written August 8, 2022
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julie c
Burnaby, Canada962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Really enjoyed exploring this lovely church. As restoration is happening outside we were reluctant to view. Once inside it was quiet and beautiful. The pews history was amazing. Doors closed while family is inside with hot brinks or rocks from home to keep everyone warm while service happened. Lovely windows. Peaceful historical site.
Written June 21, 2022
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