Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 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
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • TERRAvelista
    London, United Kingdom18,337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lines
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    King’s Gifts
    This was the most important Anglican Church established by the British. The outside construction on the grounds was still ongoing but the church remained open for all visitors. Inside the church was well signed and we read many of the historical postings about the church’s evolution through the years. The King George III’s Gifts of a silver communion set were on display and the various objects showed the fine craftsmanship by the silversmiths of that age. The church was also built with an eight bell system that we would’ve like to have heard.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, Florida2,064 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice architecture
    Beautiful inside. Although it is classified as a cathedral - it's really not that large - a typical church size. We had a nice guide who gave us a presentation and showed us some pictures- very informative. To the left are some gold and silver chalices and other treasures that are worth seeing. Signs in both French and English.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 4, 2024
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William M
Vancouver, Canada71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
December 5- 2021 Lessons and Carols presented by the cathedrals small choir was advertised on the cathedrals own web site as starting at 5pm. This information was well disseminated to hotels etc. Not wanting to miss the prelude we arrived at 4:45pm to find the service well underway. How disappointing....The lady at the front told us we were not the only ones arriving late thinking the service began at five. It is CRUCIAL to provide CORRECT INFORMATION when holding an event like lessons and Carols. It was obvious because of the small congregation gathered in the church..the even was poorly advertised. The exterior of the Cathedral was dark and unwelcoming....even the lamp above the door was not lit. There was just a small wreath lit with cool white bulbs to indicate we are in the season of Advent/Christmas. I suggest you re-evaluate your communication and advertising strategies in future. Disappointed in Vancouver BC Bill McFarlane
Written December 7, 2021
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,574 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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julie c
Burnaby, Canada1,264 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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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was the most important Anglican Church established by the British.

The outside construction on the grounds was still ongoing but the church remained open for all visitors.

Inside the church was well signed and we read many of the historical postings about the church’s evolution through the years.

The King George III’s Gifts of a silver communion set were on display and the various objects showed the fine craftsmanship by the silversmiths of that age.

The church was also built with an eight bell system that we would’ve like to have heard.
Written April 19, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,923 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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Joanne
Lake Mary, FL2,064 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Beautiful inside. Although it is classified as a cathedral - it's really not that large - a typical church size. We had a nice guide who gave us a presentation and showed us some pictures- very informative. To the left are some gold and silver chalices and other treasures that are worth seeing. Signs in both French and English.
Written May 4, 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is an Anglican Church in Quebec City. Very simple on the outside. Church was built in early 1800’s and is a historical monument.
Written May 11, 2019
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Glad that you enjoyed your visit!
Written July 27, 2020
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Chileice
Spain2,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the visit to the church. It is very inviting inside and it adds to the charm of Quebec City on the outside. It was a nice place to stop and reflect.
Written July 17, 2019
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Glad that you enjoyed your visit!
Written July 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite being in the midst of French and Catholic Quebec there is an Anglican Cathedral right in the middle of Quebec City. The church building is nice enough by itself but we discovered a special treat. While looking at some of the signs posted inside the building we learned that tours in both French and English were given where the bell cords were pulled that provides the neat sounds that can come from churches. This sounded like something fun and different and we were so glad to find it. The guide was a happy and informed man who was a bell ringer himself. He was fun and helped us all to understand just what creates the fun sounds that come from changing bells. Take this free tour and you won't be disappointed. On Sunday we stood outside the church to listen and we could better understand what was going on inside where the bell ringers were.
Written October 5, 2009
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