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: A Catholic church in Alexandria since 1883.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/6/2013 6:58:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMHFW0
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.
Type of Church: Cathedral

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1834

Date of building construction: 1/1/1883

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic Revival.

Archdiocese: Kingston

Diocese: Alexandria

Alexandria, Ontario Canada

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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