Christ Church Cathedral

A spiritual oasis in the heart of Montreal : Une oasis spirituelle au coeur de Montréal

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Welcome to Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal


Celebrating at Christ Church Cathedral - Montreal
The Rev’d Dr. Donald Boisvert (left)
The Rev’d Rhonda Waters (center)
The Very Rev’d Paul Kennington (right)
(Dean of Montreal, Rector of Christ Church Cathedral) 


Listen to Vivian Taylor, Executive Director of Integrity USA, at the Cathedral on March 19.

"Church, like the Sabbath, is created for us, we were not created for church!

This means that every person... adult or child ... who walks through our church or cathedral doors must be helped to feel closer to the living God.

And we, too, must be helped to feel closer to the living God than when we rush about in our busy lives.

Our building, our music, our liturgies - our sacraments, our sermons - are all here to help us and to help all people who come through our doors to see and feel and know the One God who is - of course - everywhere and at all times God with us - Emmanuel, God who is over all, and through all, and in all."

- The Very Rev'd J. Paul Kennington

Dean of Montreal
Rector of Christ Church Cathedral


Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Services for 2014

SUNDAY, April 13: Palm Sunday

8 am  Holy Communion
10 am Blessing of Palms, Procession and Passion Play
12h45  Eucharistie chantée
4 pm  Choral Evensong

MONDAY, April 14

8.15 am Morning Prayer
12.15 pm   Eucharist
5.15 pm Evening Prayer
7.30 pm Sung Compline (plainsong) & Meditation

TUESDAY, April 15

8.15 am Morning Prayer
12.15 pm  Eucharist
5.15 pm Evening Prayer
7.30 pm Sung Compline (Russian Orthodox) & Meditation


8.15 am Morning Prayer
12.15 pm   Eucharist
5.15 pm Evening Prayer
7.30 pm Choral Tenebrae (T L da Victoria)


April 17

8.15 am Morning Prayer
12.15 pm   Diocesan Chrism Eucharist
5.15 pm Evening Prayer
7.30 pm Eucharist of the Last Supper
All Night Prayer Vigil                                    


April 18

8.15 am Morning Prayer
12 noon  Children's Good Friday Service
1 pm Music for Good Friday
2 pm  Liturgy of Good Friday


April 19

7.30 pm Great Easter Eucharist 
(Vigil, confirmation, 1st mass of Easter) 


April 20

8 am Holy Eucharist
10 am Choral Eucharist
12h45 Eucharistie chantée
4 pm Festival Choral Evensong
Listen and read from a sampling of sermons from the Dean and our Cathedral Clergy Team: 

Que veut dire transfiguration? / Holiness or perfection / You are God's field, God's building / La présentation de Jésus au Temple / The pilgrim road to and from the incarnate God / Taking our desire for God seriously / Be united in the same mind and purpose

and many more!

The Cathedral's Sermons Page

Weekly Welcoming Sunday Coffee Chat At The Cathedral


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A Welcoming Cup of Coffee

A very warm welcome to the Cathedral, especially to any visitors to Montreal and any who are at the Cathedral for the first time!

Please join us for  some of our delicious free fair-trade coffee in the Baptistry at 11:30 AM between the 10 AM and 12:45 PM Sunday services and introduce yourself to us.

Our fair trade coffee is one of our tasty products sold through our Fair Trade Kiosque, in partnership with the St. Denis Dix Mille Villages branch.

Read more about our Fair Trade Kiosque, in the Social Action Justice Group (SJAG) section of our website.

Une Acueillante Tasse de Café

Bienvenue à la cathédrale, surtout aux visiteurs à Montréal et à ceux et celles qui sont à la cathédrale pour la première fois!

Vous êtes invités à prendre un café équitable gratuit pour mieux nous connaître dans le baptistère à 11h30 entre les services de dimanche de 10 AM et 12:45 PM et présentez-vous à nous.

Notre café équitable est un de nos savoureuses produits vendus par l'intermédiaire de notre Kiosque de Commerce Équitable, en partenariat avec la direction de la succursale St. Denis du magasin Dix Mille Villages.

Apprenez-en davantage sur notre Kiosque de Commerce Équitable, dans la section Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) sur notre site web.


Social Justice Action Group at the Cathedral



Ministry with Children and Families

Spiritual formation is a lifelong process that begins when we take our very first breath.  Christ Church Cathedral is committed to supporting children and their grown-ups as they journey to Christian maturity together.  Our community welcomes families of all descriptions at our services, in our Sunday School, and at our special events.  We’d love to meet yours!

Sunday School and nursery are offered every Sunday during the 10 a.m. service, September through June. 

Children are always welcome to play in the Children's Chapel, located in the church, during the service under the supervision of their caregivers or, in the summer, our chapel volunteers. 

Whenever there is a 5th Sunday in a month, the whole Cathedral family shares in worship at the 10 a.m. service.  Our all-ages service is designed to nourish and stretch all of us, no matter our age!

Family Saturdays are monthly events for children and their grown-ups, offering famliies a range of opportunities to share in worship, fellowship, and learning.

See our blog, Stories on the Way, for more information about the Cathedral's ministries with children and families.