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Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The parish replaced the frame church with a more elaborate structure in 1905, during Calgary’s famous sandstone era. It is of local, rough cut Paskapoo sandstone, and has one of the oldest tin roofs in Calgary. It was designed by J.C.M. Keith of Victoria, BC. The Cathedral celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first service held in the building on July 30, 2005. It was designated a Registered Heritage Site in 1974. In 1936, the Lady Chapel, the gift of Henry and Eleanor Tomkins was constructed. In its tower hangs a bell, which had originally hung in the tower of the first wooden church on the site. The bell was donated as a remembrance to Corporal Lowry of the North West Mounted Police who died during the Riel Rebellion of 1885. The rood screen was dedicated in 1919 by Prince of Wales. Some historic stained glass windows dating back to 1891. Historic war memorials can be found in the Cathedral. Hand-carved Oak Pulpit and bronze lectern are original to the 1905 construction. The Cathedral is an important music venue with one of Calgary’s fine organs and home to Pro-Arts which features a free noon-hour concert each Wednesday.