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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Richard521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as I saw this cathedral, I had to go in. Despite its stature, the building displayed an architectural simplicity that reminded me of the basic churches I grew up around in New England. Later, I learned that the structure is based on the...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I've been visiting Quebec City for over 30 years, I never ventured into this place until this September. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Usually in a town or city there is only one cathedral, but here in Quebec there are two-...More

Thank DharmaDude007
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The first Anglican cathedral build outside of Britain. Several pieces of royal silver are on display and it has the oldest English change-ringing bells in Canada. Very beautiful and historical cathedral that you must make time to see!

Thank Sunshine7643
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Interesting stop for anyone of any faith to view the grand nature and beautiful art of this large cathedral that dates back many years!

Thank Zaphod1951
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The sheer number of religious sites that one can visit in Quebec City in overwhelming. There seems to be a huge Church at every corner, and each one has a story to tell about the culture of this gorgeous city. This one is smaller than...More

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