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“Don't miss Tea in the Crypt!”

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ranked #14 of 99 things to do in St. John's
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Owner description: A beautiful stone church built in 1847.
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Catherdral is a sight to see - like something out of Europe - great architecture, stained glass art and history. After enriching your mind be sure to head downstairs to let the choir feed your tummies and your heart. They are so much fun and the spread of home baked goodies is incredible. We had such a good time there.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

A historically significant Anglican Cathedral in downtown St. John’s that has unique architecture worth seeing. A quiet walkabout allows an appreciation of the attention to spiritual detail, especially in the scenes depicted in the stained glass panels. There were young robed volunteers on site to give tours or to answer any questions. They seemed most enthusiastic and helpful. If you are touring such prominent historical churches, be sure to visit Basilica of St. John The Baptist too as it is nearby.

Thank Codiak!
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Making time for leisurely afternoon tea here (spiritual nourishment from a look round the beautiful cathedral upstairs optional) is bound to be advantageous to your well-being! So many charming and dedicated volunteers, such belief and enthusiasm! Great tea and extensive selection of homemade scones and cakes. Generous servings. Excellent quality and value. A must if you enjoy the quirky and quaint side of life. You'll leave with a smile on your face and feeling uplifted.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We liked the hominess of this visit. A young man showed us around the cathedral and talked a lot about the stained glass windows. We never knew there were so many facets to this art. Then we went downstairs "to the crypt" and had tea and crumpets prepared by the members of the church and served to us by members as well. The food was delicious and the church members so gracious. It is held throughout the summer on weekdays in the afternoons. Whatever you don't eat on the plates they serve you, they wrap up and send home with you. How great is that?!

Thank Shirmil
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

What a building! From the outside it's pretty, from the inside it's even better. This building is just huge, and the stone masonry is epic! It was open in the summer, free to roam around and take photos, chat with guides, use the toilets, anything you like. I'm not religious or much into historic buildings, but this one was impressive and we were glad we went in. It would hold its own against Europe's great churches. Don't miss the little museum hidden in an alcove, and take a tour, the guides were really good!

Thank Canada-Oz
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