Visit Saint John’s only Cathedral

Undergoing a historic restoration, a visit to this classic Gothic masterpiece is a must for anyone in historic Saint John! Marvel at its treasured stained glass windows, magnificent wood carvings and the award-winning carillon. Listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Sites, Saint John’s only cathedral is a designated Provincial Heritage Place.

Visit the Cathedral’s Visitors Interpretive Centre to learn about the city’s Irish heritage; explore family connections to the area; arrange guided architectural tours in season; and hear about Concerts in the Cathedral performances.  Located at 112 Waterloo Street, directly across the street from the Cathedral.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is recognized for its historical association with early Irish immigration in Saint John. Between 1845 and 1847, approximately 30,000 Irish arrived in Saint John, more than doubling the city’s population. During this period, Saint John was second only to Grosse Isle, Quebec as the busiest port of entry for Irish immigrants in British North America.

Saint John’s only cathedral is an example of English Gothic architecture designed by Saint John architect Matthew Stead. Much of the original construction was accomplished by volunteers, many of whom worked as shipbuilders on the Saint John waterfront.

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91 Waterloo Street
Saint John, NB E2L 3L5

Tel: 506.653.6967


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