Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral

Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral

Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 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.
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • McGill • 2 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 7 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Well the Catholics have theirs, and this one is English and Protestant. From the 19th Century, very grand. We listened to organ music here. Right in the middle of downtown.
Written 28 October 2022
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Found this church by accident while we were out walking around Montreal. Fulled decked out (both inside and outside) for pride week, we love that they embraced diversity. Interior has lovely wood accents.
Written 4 August 2022
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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Christ Church Cathedral dates back to the mid 1800s and has played a big role in the religious life in Montreal. Located along busy Ste Catherine Street this Church has beautiful architecture and can seat a fair amount of people. Worthwhile attraction to visit when in Montreal.
Written 8 June 2022
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Kevin G
Tecumseh, Canada307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 7 January 2020
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 31 December 2019
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 November 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 October 2019
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Michael K
995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 16 October 2019
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8ric
Tampa, FL1,152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 2 October 2019
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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 3 October 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 20 September 2019
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