Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Saskatoon

Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Saskatoon (must see)

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, located at 816 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, is the cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon. St. John's, its first Anglican parish, was not established until 1902 owing to the substantially Methodist and to a lesser extent Presbyterian character of the early settlement, it having been founded as a temperance colony. The first St. John's church, a wooden frame building, was erected in 1903.

The present brick, Tyndall stone and terra cotta structure was raised in 1912-17, in an unornamented neo-Gothic style. Its chief distinguishing characteristic is a rood screen at the chancel steps. The rood screen, pulpit, lectern, and high altar are made of Carrara ware (Doulton white terra cotta resembling Italian Carrera marble). The cornerstone was laid in 1912 by the Governor General of Canada, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. The building's foundation is made of fieldstone.

St. John's was designated a pro-cathedral in 1924 while Saskatoon remained part of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatchewan with its cathedral in Prince Albert. In 1932 the Diocese of Saskatoon was created and St. John's became its cathedral. The cathedral had only a small reed organ and piano by way of musical instruments until 1956 when a three-manual Hill, Norman and Beard organ was built; it was replaced by a two-manual Casavant Frères organ in 1981-1982.
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Sight Name: Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
Sight Location: Saskatoon, Canada (See walking tours in Saskatoon)
Sight Type: Religious
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