Eglise Unie St-James United Church, Montreal

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Saint James United Church is a heritage church in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a Protestant church affiliated with the United Church of Canada. It is located at 463 Saint Catherine Street West between Saint Alexandre and City Councillors Streets, in the borough of Ville-Marie. It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996.
The Gothic Revival church was designed by Montreal architect Alexander Francis Dunlop. It is noteworthy for its false apse housing church offices and for its Casavant Frères organ.
When it was built in June 1889, it was the largest Methodist church in Canada, with 2,000 seats; it was nicknamed the "Cathedral Church of Methodism." It now belongs to the United Church of Canada, into which the Canadian Methodists merged in 1925. Its congregation founded the first YMCA in North America on November 25, 1851 (before the present church building was built) and led an active campaign for women's suffrage early in the 20th century.
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  • Located in Saint Catherine Street. Another church built with Gothic Revival style. Church has two wonderful spires. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • I visited this church for 11:00am service on a Sunday in July. People were very friendly and welcoming to visitors - all visitors were welcome to receive a candle and origami crane as a symbol of...  more »
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  • Tonight I visited this magnificent church for a charity concert " Music Of Hungary".As if it wasn't grandious enough to enjoy the fantastic performance of very talented artists, the experience was even more enjoyable because of the great acoustic and surrounding. Well chosen location for the maximum enjoyment.Bravo !
  • The facade of this church was hidden for 78 years by a commercial building. With the partial demolition of that building, the facade of Saint James became visible again in 2005. Since the church is now designated a historical place by the provincial and federal governments, the facade and the church will hopefully be protected from defacement.

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