St John's, Newfoundland Churches and Cemetaries on TransCanadaHighway.com



Downtown St John's is famous for its historical (and beautiful) churches & cemeteries:


Anglican Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist
Gower St at Church Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland,
(709) 726-5677
This cathedral, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and begun in 1847, is said to be one of the finest examples of gothic ecclesiastical architecture in North America. After the Great Fire of 1892, restoration took 13 years, and visitors can see the sculptured arches and carved furnishings.
Open year -round, June-Sept daily 10:30 am to 4:30 om, by appointement rest of the year.

Basilica Cathedral Museum
200 Military Road (at Harvey & Bonaventure Streets)
P.O. Box 1363
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5M3
(709) 754-3660, fax: 739-6458
In Basilica Palace Library. Some of the oldest books held in any private collection in the province, & one of the largest collections of church art & artifacts of historic & artistic significance in the country.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31


Basilica Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist
200 Military Road (at Harvey & Bonaventure Streets)
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 2E8
(709) 754-2170, fax; 754-5608
This Roman Catholic Church was begun in 1841 and features Romanesque architecture with the floorplan in the shape of a Latin cross, and has twin spires 150 feet high, and 66 stained glass windows. A National Historic Site,.
Open year-round, visitors mon-Fri 8:30 am to 8 pm, Sat 8:30 am to 6 pm, Sun 8:30 am to noon. Free admission.

George St United Church
George St West
PO Box 698, St John's, NF, A1C 5L4
709-726-8775 fax: 709-726-8780
The oldest surviiving Methodist church in St John;s, built of Newfoundland stone an slate, quarried from the Southside Hills. Designated a heritage site in 2000.
Open year-round.

Gower St United Church
99 Queens RoadB St John's NF, A1C 6M6
709-753-7286 fax: 709-753-7320
This 105 year old Romanesque style church features a hammerbeam root, iron grillwork and 50 stained glass windows, and is the oldest Untied Church congregation in St John's. Open July 2 - Aug 31 2 pm to 5 pm.

Old Garrison Church of St Thomas
Also known as the Garrison Church
Old Garrison Church of St Thomas 8 Military Rd, St John's
St John's NF, A1C 2C4
709-576-6632 fax: 709-576-2541
Built in 1836, is one of the oldest wooden churches in St John's. It was first used by the military, and features the Hannoverian coat of arms for the troops stationed there until 1870. Allow 30 minutes.
Open from Jun 28 - Oct 31 Mon-Sat 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, by appointment rest of the year, Free admission.


St Andrew's Presbytrian Church 76 Queen's Rd at Long's Hill, St John's
PO Box 6206, St John's NF, A1C 6J9
709-726-5385 fax: 709-726-5742 This church, built in the centenary gothic style, with is Balantine stained glass windows, has a magnificent view of the Southside Hill.. Open year-round Mon-Fri 10 am to 4 pm.

St Thomas Anglican Church Also known as the Garrison Church
8 Military Rd, St John's
St John's NF, A1C 2C4
709-576-6632 fax: 709-576-2541
Built in 1836, is one of the oldest wooden churches in St John's. It was first used by the military, and features the Hannoverian coat of arms for the troops stationed there until 1870. Allow 30 minutes.
Open from Jun 28 - Oct 31 Mon-Sat 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, by appointment rest of the year, Free admission.


Wesley United Church Corner Patrick & hamilton Ave Mailing: PO Box 26010, St John's NF A1E 5T9
709-579-3682 fax: 709-579-3703
This church is home to VOWR, Newfoundland's oldest radio station, which began operating in 1924 and is now staffed by 80 volunteers Open year-round daily 9 am to 12;30 pm.

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