Christ Church Cathedral is a magnificent Anglican cathedral situated at the intersection of Burrard Street and Georgia in downtown Vancouver. Established in 1895, this heritage building stands as a testament to Vancouver’s rich history. It serves as the cathedral church for the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster and is not only a place of worship but also a venue for public performances.
Reasons to Visit:
- It’s one of Vancouver’s most significant places of worship.
- The cathedral boasts a stunning Gothic architectural style and is open to the public.
- Christ Church Cathedral services are captivating, and its choir is renowned for its exceptional performances.
- Sunday services: Choral Eucharist at 10:30 am and a Gregorian Chant Service at 8 pm.
- Open to the public: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. While admission is free, donations for the building’s maintenance are appreciated.
- The 35-member choir of Christ Church Cathedral is a must-see.
- The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir, independent of the cathedral, is the resident gospel choir at Christ Church. Their concerts come highly recommended.
Events: The cathedral hosts various special events, including concerts. For instance, the Vancouver Summer Festival often holds concerts at the cathedral during July and/or August.
Other Notable Churches: If you’re interested in exploring more churches, consider visiting St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street. It’s known for its Jazz Vespers on Sundays from 4 to 5 pm and frequently hosts public performances.
- Christ Church Cathedral was completed in 1895, making it over a century old!
- The Gregorian Chant Service on Sunday evenings is a unique experience for many visitors.
- The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir, while a community choir, plays a significant role in the Cathedral’s musical life.
For more information: Christ Church Cathedral | Vancouver’s Best Places (vancouversbestplaces.com)