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Holy Trinity Church Tel: (613) 269 - 3848
105 Church St., Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0
Holy Trinity Anglican Church is an active Christian Community with numerous educational and ministry opportunties for people of all ages. Sunday Service is at 10:30 am. Visit MerrickvilleAnglicans.org for more information.
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica Tel: (613) 241 - 7496
Sussex Drive & St. Patrick St., Ottawa, ON
The oldest surviving church in Ottawa, officially recognized as a National Historic Site. Today the majestic interior is as striking to the visitor as it was 100 years ago. Visit NotreDameOttawa.com for information.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Tel: (613) 232 - 9042
82 Kent St., Ottawa, ON, K1P 5N9
W.T. Thomas designed this handsome Gothic Revival church. Its steeple, limestone construction, wide front stairs and double doors with huge hinges and carved cinquefoils provide a welcome change in scale from the office buildings lining the street.
St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church
314 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, ON
This massive Lowertown landmark was designed by Ottawa architect J.R. Bowes, originally to serve the area's Irish residents. The limestone exterior design, laid in random courses reminiscent of medieval Ireland, is Romanesque Revival in style.
St. George's Anglican Cathedral Tel: (613) 548 - 4617
270 King St. E., Kingston, ON
This historic limestone building is noted for its architecture, its Tiffany & Hobbs stained glass windows and the needlework kneelers that present its history. All are welcome. Open for guided tours throughout the summer.
St. Mary's Cathedral Tel: (613) 546 - 5521
279 Johnson St., Kingston, ON
St. Mary's Cathedral was built between 1842 and 1848, primarily by volunteers using limestone quarried on the site. It is about 200 feet long and 230 feet from the ground to the tip of the cross. The towers were constructed between 1889 and 1892.
St. Patrick's Basilica Tel: (613) 233 - 1125
281 Nepean St., Ottawa, ON, K1R 5G2
Augustus Laver, an architect of the Parliament Buildings, designed this Gothic Revival building. Enlarged by a chancel and sacristy in 1885 and a taller spire in 1893, it is the former city of Ottawa's oldest Anglophone Catholic Church.
St. Paul's Churchyard Tel: (613) 542 - 5870
Queen & Wellington St., Kingston, ON
St. Paul's Churchyard has been a graveyard since approximately 1790 and contains the graves of many of Kingston's original English families, including the Stuarts, the Cartwrights and the descendants of Molly Brant.
Sydenham Street United Church Tel: (613) 542 - 9616
82 Sydenham St., Kingston, ON, K7L 3H4
This city landmark was constructed in 1852 and is home to one of Upper Canada's first Methodist congregations. Inside, two brass plaques mark the seating of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during their visit in 1959.
Trinity United Church Tel: (613) 283 - 4444
41 Market St. N., Smiths Falls, ON
The congregation for what is now Trinity United Church started in 1832 as the Methodist Church. This interesting brick and stone structure was officially opened in 1886. The church was named Trinity United Church in 1941.
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