St. Finnan's Cathedral - Alexandria, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 45° 18.540 W 074° 37.824
18T E 528973 N 5017343
Quick Description: An old church overlooking the landscape of Alexandria.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/6/2013 7:04:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMHFW4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
St. Finnan's has been a testament to the Catholic community in Glengarry for well over a century and a half.
An older church stood on this site beside the older cemetary since 1833, a year after the parish was founded by the Reverend Alexander Macdonell, first Catholic Bishop of Upper Canada.
By 1853, St. Finnan's Parish boasted 265 families of whom 134 were Macdonalds of various spellings.
St. Finnan's Church was dedicated in 1885, but work continued over the next 25 years.
The present steeple, bells and cross were installed in 1902.

In 1890, when the Diocese of Alexandria was created, the Reverend Alexander Macdonell became the first Bishop of Alexandria and St. Finnan's became a cathedral.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1883

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Roman Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
Alexandria, Ontario Canada


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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