Montréal – Downtown Montréal: Cathédrale Christ Church
Image by wallyg
The carved angels which abound in every part of the Christ Church are a curious feature. It is said that Bishop Fulford, the first Bishop of Montreal, was anxious to emphasize by their presence that the worship on earth is always offered in association with that of the whole company of heaven.
Cathédrale Christ Church (Christ Church Anglican Cathedral), at 1444 avenue Union, was built in Neo-Gothic style from 1856 to 1859 by Frank Wills and consecrated in 1867. The current building replaces the original cathedral located on rue Notre-Dame that was destroyed by a fire in 1856. Christ Church has served as the cathedral for the Anglican Diocese of Montréal since it separated the after it separated from the Diocese of Québec, and is the regimental church of the Montréal infantry regiment The Canadian Grenadier Guards, and retired colours of the Regiment are on display in an alcove inside the cathedral.