Since 1835, the Cathedral has been a centre of Christian prayer and worship, learning, music, and the arts. The building was designed by architects Williams Thomas (1799-1860) and Henry Langley (1836-1907), and it was constructed in stages from 1852 to 1873. The Cathedral is the home of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara, and it has been the seat of the Bishop of Niagara since 1876.

We have a long history of service to our neighbourhood and city. Some of the most vital and vibrant organizations in Hamilton were started by Christ’s Church Cathedral, including the Jamesville Bennetto Early Learning & Child Care Centre, the Hamilton Children’s Choir, and the Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs (now, Sherman Boys and Girls Club). 

We also have strong historic ties to St. Matthew’s House, a charitable non-profit multi-service agency founded by the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. For many years, we have opened our doors as a space where our unhoused and precariously housed neighbours can socialize with one another while enjoying a cup of coffee and a meal.

We have long supported equal marriage and the full inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ persons in the life of the church. Over the years, Christ’s Church Cathedral has become home to many people who have experienced rejection in other Christian communities. We are committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and hospitable community of faith. For more information, follow the links below:


Based on information from Alexander Darling and other sources; compiled by Daniela Cruz.