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Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Address: 31 rue des Jardins, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4L6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-692-2193
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the first Anglican cathedral to be...

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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First Anglican Cathedral in North America

As an Episcopal priest in the U. S., it was very interesting to see where the Church of England established the first Anglican cathedral on the continent. Silver communion set... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As an Episcopal priest in the U. S., it was very interesting to see where the Church of England established the first Anglican cathedral on the continent. Silver communion set gifted by the English royalty is on display. Church architecture, especially the interior should be quite familiar to Anglicans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small and simple cathedral. Inside it is cosy and one can find fine art. It a little outside the view of the center but worth to search for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a rather understated cathedral, but it is Anglican after all. It is steeped in history, so make time to explore thoughtfully. We attended on Sunday morning and were privileged to have Bishop Bruce Myers presiding and preaching. There are three sources of musical accompaniment - the massive organ, a grand piano and a smaller, very old (older than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A counterpoint to the Roman Catholic Basilica Cathedral. Much less decorated on the inside, but a tasteful Anglican rendering of a cathedral. Handsome organ case; display of original royal gift of Communion ware.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming little Church with a lovely pipe organ. I even went to service on Sunday just to hear it - they also have the only donkey in town!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The church looks so much better on the inside. We paid for a guided tour and it was worth it. So much history - great sound - they have concerts in this church as the sound is so good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

First Anglican cathedral built outside the British Isles.. King George the third provided funding and now there is a display of many special silver trays and heirlooms that were originally used... This Church was modeled after St. Martin's in the Field in London..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This congregation, while small, is completely devoted to keeping this cathedral beautiful and active. The church itself isn't large, its windows and artwork are pretty, but its peace and tranquility are what attracted me to it...that and a donkey named Aldo in the yard next door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The vaulted ceilings and organ are beautiful. A lot of intricate stained glass as well. Of course, the architecture is not as ornate as the catholic cathedral in old Quebec. However it is just a short walk from the Catholic Church, so it is interesting to compare the differences. It is free and well worth a stop in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

During our stay at Les Lofts du Tresor right across the street from the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre Damn, while on our walk out Rue Tresor, where all the artist were exhibiting, to the square we crossed over to a smaller older looking structure. Passing through the wrought iron fence we noticed ears standing straight up so we went over to... More 

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