Welcome to the website of the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist!

The Cathedral is located in the historic downtown section of St. John's, at 16 Church Hill, though the main entrances to attend services are on Gower Street between Church Hill and Cathedral Street. (more information here)

  • For the times of Sunday services and other services/events please click here.
  • The information on these pages is updated at least once per week. The last update was on Sunday, 21 July 2014.

    Overview

    The Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador in the Anglican Province of Canada (Atlantic Canada and most of Quebec), which is in turn part of the Anglican Church of Canada.  Rebuilt following the Great Fire of 1892 according to its original design, the Cathedral is a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture and is home to an awe-inspiring Casavant pipe organ. (Text continues below the picture of the quire and organ.)


    The Cathedral offers five services each Sunday, and a further eighteen weekday services. Two of the Sunday services are fully choral and are based on traditional liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer.

    Founded in 1699 as a parish church, and consecrated as a Cathedral in 1850, this is the oldest Anglican establishment in Canada.  Our parish family serves the needs of a diverse downtown community in a growing city, while attracting people from all of St. John's and the neighbouring communities.  We invite you to become part of our spiritual home.


    The inscription in Latin at the bottom of the crest is "Illum Oportet Crescere Me Autem Minui". The text is from St. John 3:30: "He [Jesus Christ] must increase, but I [John the Baptist] must decrease".