Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Saskatoon

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Saskatoon

The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist began its journey in 1902, marking the establishment of Saskatoon's first Anglican parish. The initial church structure, a wooden frame building, was constructed in 1903, laying the foundation for what would become a significant landmark in the city's spiritual landscape.

The current edifice, constructed between 1912 and 1917, is an unadorned yet striking example of neo-Gothic architecture. Made from brick, Tyndall stone, and terra cotta, the building's design is both sturdy and elegant. One of its most distinguishing features is the rood screen at the chancel steps, along with the pulpit, lectern, and high altar, all crafted from Carrara ware—a white terra cotta resembling Italian Carrara marble.

The cornerstone of this architectural marvel was laid in 1912 by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, who was the Governor General of Canada at the time.
Initially designated as a pro-cathedral in 1924 while Saskatoon was still part of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatchewan, Saint John's gained full cathedral status in 1932 with the creation of the Diocese of Saskatoon.

The musical heritage of the cathedral also evolved over time. For many years, it relied on a small reed organ and piano. However, in 1956, a significant enhancement was made with the installation of a three-manual Hill, Norman and Beard organ, which was later replaced by a two-manual Casavant Frères organ in 1981-1982, enriching the cathedral's liturgical and cultural offerings.

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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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Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles