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The Cathedral

This is the Anglican Cathedral for Prince Edward Island, which is part of the “Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island”.


The parish was founded in 1869, as a result of the influence of the “Oxford Movement” – a movement which was then underway in the Church of England.  This movement was endeavouring to restore and re-emphasize some of the “catholic” aspects of the Anglican tradition, which had been lost at the time of the Reformation.


The other Anglican parish in Charlottetown – St. Paul’s – had already been in existence for 100 years.

By the mid-1860’s some of the young adult members of St. Paul’s had travelled to England on business, and there they had discovered Anglican parishes that had been influenced by the Oxford Movement.  They returned to Charlottetown, with the desire to establish a similar parish.  The Anglican Bishop at the time, Bishop Hibbert Binney, was sympathetic to the Oxford Movement, and thus the parish was established with his blessing and approval.

And so this church – St Peter’s Cathedral – first opened its doors for worship in June of 1869.


Since that time, it has maintained the principles on which it was founded, and this is reflected in the style of worship, the music, the architecture and art work, and in the teaching and preaching.


Other names sometimes used for an Anglican parish of this tradition:

• Anglo-Catholic

• “High Church”


Please help yourself to the brochures and pamphlets available on the table to your left, which give more details about the history and background of St. Peter’s.

The next station is located to your far left.

St. Peter's Cathedral and its All Souls Chapel
  1. The Chapel
  2. St. Athansius
  3. Archangel Michael stained glass
  4. St. Jerome
  5. St. Ambrose
  6. Blessed Virgin Mary and Christ stained glass
  7. St. Augustine of Hippo
  8. St. John Chrysostom
  9. Christ on the Cross stained glass
  10. St. Gregory the Great
  11. The Sanctuary
  12. Peace I leave with you
  13. Matyrdom of St. Stephen
  14. Morson Children
  15. Entrance Wall
  16. The Cathedral
  17. Icon of the Virgin Mary
  18. The Baptistery
  19. Centre Aisle
  20. The Altar