Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
A point of interest on the Discover Downtown Calgary GPS-guided audio walking tour.
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The small church you see here is the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer! Now the actual parish of this church has been around longer than the building you see here. The original Church of the Redeemer was opened in 1884 and was a wood-frame building just east of here.
It was in 1905 though, that they decided to replace it with this building, with the cornerstone being placed by the Earl of Mentos! Okay I’ve been informed that it was actually the Earl of Minto’s, my mistake!
Anyways, as you can see, they constructed it with sandstone, which matched a lot of buildings in Calgary during that time. Today this church remains the first Anglican church built in what is now the Diocese of Calgary, and a cool look into the city’s church history!
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