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

Location: 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)

Sunday Services: These would normally be at 7:30, 8, 9:15, 11 am, and 7 pm. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic,all services and public gatherings in the Diocese are suspended until further notice. The Bishop's fourth letter ishere. For details about services, times of daily services, and events, please see the Calendar. For general information about services, please see  Services. From September to June, information about the music at the choral services is here.

On-line services from the Cathedral are on FaceBook and YouTube at:

Monday and Tuesday, April 6/7: 9 am Morning Prayer, 7 pm Compline

Wednesday, April 8: 9 am Morning Prayer, 7 pm Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday, April 9: 9 am Morning Prayer, 10:30 am Blessing of Oils and Renewal of Vows, 7 pm Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, April 10: 9 am Morning Prayer, 10 am The Stations of the Cross, 12 Noon Celebration of the Lord's Passion

Easter Day, April 12:
9 am Morning Prayer, 11 am Ante-Communion Easter Celebration
To make a donation to the Cathedral please go here.

  • Weekly Bulletin: Here is the Cathedral Messenger (news and Order of Service including hymns) for Palm Sunday, April 5.

  • For Children: Please click here.

  • Updates: The information on these pages is updated frequently. The last update was on  Sunday, April 5, 2020.

    General Information: 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 chancel and organ.)

    For most of the year the Cathedral offers five services each Sunday, and a further four weekday services. Most of the Sunday services are based on traditional liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer, and one or two of these are with choir. (In the summer, there is no service at 7 pm.)

    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.

    Here is the Cathedral logo, a computer-generated image of the west end.