St. George's Anglican Church, Montreal

St. George's Anglican Church, Montreal

Named for Saint George, the patron saint of England and inspired by that country's 13th-century religious architecture, St George's features prominent pinnacles and pointed arches, along with stained-glass windows, wooden carvings, a double hammer-beam ceiling and a column-free interior. The magnificent ceiling beams look grand and awe-inspiring, and the Lady Chapel on the east side of the main altar adds to the effect.

Opened in 1843 to accommodate the overflow of worshipers from the Christ Church Cathedral, the church boasts tapestry that finds its origins in Westminster Abbey, London, and was used during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. It all certainly seems a world away from Centre Bell, the modern temple to professional hockey that's right across the street.

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Sight Name: St. George's Anglican Church
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada (See walking tours in Montreal)
Sight Type: Religious
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