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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ranked #16 of 97 things to do in St. John's
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Owner description: A beautiful stone church built in 1847.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

After spending a great deal of time on foot in St. John's, we finally made our way to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John. We arrived just as a walking tour was departing.

Although interior tours were being conducted, the three volunteer guides were already showing others the structure. We opted to walk around on our own and read the plaques. And photos are allowed inside.

The cathedral was begun in 1847 with design by British architect George Gilbert Scott. It was done in Gothic revival style. The cathedral burned in 1892 and was rebuilt by Scott's son.

The beautiful stone work that is used in the outside construction can, also, be seen on the inside. And the massive interior with it's vaulted ceiling and stained glass is beautiful.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a very old church, by Canadian standards, neo-gothic, interesting with lovely windows. The volunteer tour guide was very knowledgeable. This compares well with old world churches on a slightly smaller scale.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Construction began in 1847. The current structure was completed in many phases. the Cathedral remains incomplete as the final spire (estimated cost of $3 million) has not been completed.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The crypt tea room with access from upstairs and the cathedral's off street free parking is an absolutely lovely spot to go with family or friends.

The ladies running the tea room were very friendly and provided great service and delicious treats and tea/coffee.

While during this visit I did not take a tour the sights and architect were very pleasing on the way to the tea room.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had the most interesting tour of this beautiful church by a lovely
English lady. She covered it all & made her presentation so interesting. We were too early for the afternoon tea in the church basement, but heard it is good. This is a must see!

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