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Christ's Church Cathedral

Christ's Church Cathedral

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

Christ's Church Cathedral

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2018

Christ's Church Cathedral

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On the east side of James Street North
just south of Colbourne Street

Coordinates: N 43 15.783 W 79 51.970


Plaque Text

An important ecclesiastical centre for the Niagara Peninsula, Christ's Church was erected in stages, its form altered as the size and prominence of the congregation increased. Begun in 1835 as a parish church, the frame building was expanded in 1852-54 with the addition of a stone chancel and nave extension designed by the renowned Toronto architect William Thomas. The present nave, fashioned by Henry Langley, a specialist in church architecture noted for his masterly High Victorian Gothic designs, was completed in 1876, a year after Christ's Church was designated the cathedral for the newly-formed Diocese of Niagara. Although the building has undergone various alterations and renovations since then, notably the extension of the chancel in 1924-25, it retains its handsome 19th-century character.

Related Ontario plaque
Henry Langley 1836-1907

Related Toronto plaque
William Thomas 1799-1860



Hamilton Plaques

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