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Downtown Heritage Churches & Synagogues

Quick Links: Christ Church Cathedral | Church of Our Lord | Church of St. John The Divine | Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue | First Metropolitan United Church | James Bay United Church | St. Andrew's Cathedral | St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church |


CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Quadra at Rockland
250-383-2714
http://www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca
cccadmin@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

Sunday Services:
8:00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP Said Service)
9:15 am Contemporary Holy Eucharist with Children's Time & Sunday School
11:00 am Choral Holy Eucharist (BCP Service)

Daily Offices and Eucharists vary during the week. Please visit our website for service times.

Designed in 1896, this great Gothic-style Anglican Cathedral is one of the largest in Canada. It is the Episcopal Seat of the Bishop of British Columbia. Open daily from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. All are welcome. Pioneer Square adjacent.


CHURCH OF OUR LORD
626 Blanshard Street
250-383-8915
www.churchofourlord.org
office@churchofourlord.org

Services: Sunday: 8:00am Prayer book / 9:30am Cafe Style; 10:30am Celebration / 4:00pm the Table (every second Sunday) / and 4:30pm Living Edge.

Built in 1876, Church of Our Lord is now part of the Anglican Network in Canada. The land and the 1827 Appleton Organ were donated by Sir James Douglas. This is the oldest church building in Victoria and one of the finest examples of Carpenter Gothic style in B.C. Designated a Federal and Provincial Heritage site. The Appleton organ was originally built in Boston in 1827 and is still in magnificent condition. The church exterior was beautifully restored in the year 2,000 and resulted in an Award of Merit from the Hallmark Society, and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the B.C. Heritage Trust. The Cridge Memorial Hall has also been restored to the original design of renowned architect Samuel MacLure and is now home to many activities as a Community Ministry Centre. Visitors are welcome to attend a service, and learn more about the church and community ministry centre at the website.

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CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE
1611 Quadra Street
250-383-7169
www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca

Services: Sunday: 8 am, 10 am; Wednesday: 7:45 am;
Thursday: Meditation Eucharist: 12:10 pm.

This Anglican church was built in 1912 to replace the first church of this name. It is a fine example of High Victorian Gothic Revival style architecture.

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CONGREGATION EMANU-EL SYNAGOGUE
1461 Blanshard Street
250-382-0615
www.congregationemanu-el.ca

Services: Thursday: 7 am; Saturday: 9 am.
Tours every Thursday at 1 pm June through August or by special arrangement.

This synagogue, the oldest in Canada, is a national historic site which has won both local and national awards for its restoration. Guests are welcome at the Saturday service.

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FIRST METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH
932 Balmoral Road
250-388-5188
http://firstmetvictoria.com/

Services: Sunday: 9 am (Communion in Chapel), 11 am (Sanctuary).

Constructed of red brick in the perpendicular gothic style for the congregation of First Presbyterian Church, this building was dedicated in May of 1915.

With church union in 1925, First Presbyterian became First United Church and, in January 1997, merged with Metropolitan United Church, (formerly Metropolitan Methodist Church) to become First Metropolitan United Church.

Metropolitan United Church was located two blocks away in the current Victoria Conservatory of Music at the corner of Pandora and Quadra.

First Metropolitan maintains an on-site Archives that preserves records of the founding churches and the current church. To visit the archives, please email firstmetarchives@gmail.com or call the church office at 250-388-5188.
Historic photographs can be found online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/firstmetarchives/albums

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JAMES BAY UNITED CHURCH
511 Michigan Street
250-384-5821

office: jbuchurch@gmail.com
website: http://www.jamesbayunited.com

Service: Sunday: 10:15 am.

Built in 1891, the church has been seismically upgraded and both the exterior and interior have recently been restored to their original appearance. The church is handicapped accessible.

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ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL
740 View Street
250-388-5571
www.standrewscathedral.com
email:
standrewscathedral@gmail.com

Services: Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 5 pm.
Monday: 12:10 pm.
Tuesday to Friday: 8 am and 12:10 pm.
Saturday: 9:30 am, 5 pm.

Built in 1892, this is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Victoria area. Designated heritage building, restored in 1993.

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ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Douglas at Broughton
250-384-5734
www.standrewsvictoria.ca
email:
office@standrewsvictoria.ca

Sunday Services: Morning 10:30 am.

Located downtown at the corner of Douglas and Broughton Streets, not far from the Inner Harbour. 19th Century building, magnificent stained glass windows. Open for tours July, August, Easter and Christmas. Also open for individuals or groups by arrangement throughout the year. The oldest continuing Presbyterian Church (1889) and congregation (1866) in Victoria. Equipped for the hearing impaired and pyhsically handicapped. A Social Hour follows the service.

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