Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria


Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Diocese of British Columbia of the Anglican Church of Canada. This structure is the third Christ Church built. The wooden structure built of 1872 became inadequate for the size of the congregation. In 1891, through an international design competition, architect J.C.M. Keith of Victoria was commissioned to design a larger and more enduring edifice. He produced a design in 13th century gothic style, inspired by Durham Cathedral in England.

Winston Churchill visited the sight on September 9, 1929 and helped to lay a stone in the North Tower. There is a inscription there today recording this event.





We really enjoyed seeing and taking photographs of this grand cathedral. Reminded me of some of the cathedrals we visited in Great Britain.


This is a busy week for me here at this old house. Dear is having some muscle issues in in right leg which makes walking difficult for him. He’s using a cane. Since the weather has improved the lawn needs mowing and weeds need pulling and my weed-whacker partner can’t help with these tasks. I’m traveling to Canada on Thursday for a cooking demonstration at Lepp Family Farms and will be spending the night and traveling back home on Friday. All this to say if you don’t hear from me or see comments left on your blogs you’ll know why…

Hope your week is going well.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with these blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

  1. Lovely cathedral! Sorry about having to take on an extra workload around the yard. Just think of it as a workout…and it doesn’t seem so bad. Hope your hubby is good as new…soon.

  2. You will have so much fun in Abbotsford – and surely doing a cooking demonstration is a biggie – whether it’s on the list or not!
    I love Christ Church cathedral, and have often sat in the lovely Pioneer Cemetery next door on a warm summer day. Did you see the labrynth in the churchyard?

  3. What beautiful architecture — stunning both inside and out. I am enjoying my armchair travelogue as you take us to lovely sites you have visited. I hope that your dear one has a leg that feels better soon, and that you have a wonderful time in Canada and enjoy your friends.

  4. Aren’t those stained glass windows beautiful! I love going into old churches like this. Though I attend a more ‘modern’ church; I must say there’s something very reverent about these old places of worship. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh poor Dear! I hope he feels better very soon and I hope with all the gardening you have ahead that you don’t pull anything too ;-(.

    Ellen B, where is this cathedral on Victoria? Just another thing we missed, but, I remember when we left the island Hubby said we could go back for my 50th…and this is my 50th year ;-)!!! So, I’m very excited about that!!

    Happy weed pulling my friend ;-).

    xoxo cori g.

  6. Beautiful cathedral – I really want to see the west coast someday! Hope your Dear is feeling better very soon. And have a wonderful time with the MGs!! Looking forward to the blog posts that will ensue!

  7. Beautiful! It reminds me of the British cathedrals my daughter & I saw in England. It makes me think about those who actually built the pillars and walls and I wonder what that might have been like.


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