Cathedral of St. Alban the Martyr Toronto
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Cathedral of St. Alban the Martyr Toronto its origin, purpose and present position : a pastoral from the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. by

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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto? .
Written in English


  • Cathedral of St. Alban the Martyr (Toronto, Ont.).,
  • Church of England -- Pastoral letters and charges.,
  • Cathedrals -- Ontario -- Toronto.

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Edition Notes

Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Anglican Church of Canada, Archives, Toronto. Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1983.

SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 01077
ContributionsSweatman, A. 1834-1909.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (12 fr.)
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19047594M
ISBN 10066501077X

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Cathedral of St. Alban-the-Martyr. On the west side of Howland Avenue just north of Barton Avenue can be seen this Heritage Toronto plaque on a post near the sidewalk. Here's what it says: Founded by Bishop Arthur Sweatman in , St. Alban-the-Martyr served as the Cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. St. Alban was an officer in the Roman army of occupation in Britain who converted toChristianity. Because of this he was beheaded in AD and thus became the first martyr of England. Archbishop Sweatman decided that Toronto should have a grand Cathedral and that it would be fitting that it be named St. Alban the Martyr. Below is The Cathedral of St. Alban the Martyr in a photograph. All that was built was the chancel, shown here, and the crypt. Image from Toronto Archives, Fonds , Series , Subser Item The project began again in earnest in That year, the cornerstone was laid for a new design, by the Boston-based Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson. Alban is honoured as Britain’s first saint, and his grave on this hillside quickly became a place of pilgrimage. This story of an ordinary man, doing an extraordinary thing has endured and continues to inspire to this day. Published: 9 th April, Updated: 15 th May, Author: Helena OSullivan.

Saint Alban, (flourished 3rd century ad, traditionally at Verulamium, Britain; feast day June 22), first British martyr.. According to the historian Bede, he served in the Roman army and was converted to Christianity by a fugitive priest whom he sheltered and with whom he exchanged clothes, so that he was martyred in the priest’s place (c. ; other dates suggested by . St Albans Cathedral, officially the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban but often referred to locally as "the Abbey", is a Church of England cathedral in St Albans, of its architecture dates from Norman times. It ceased to be an abbey following its dissolution in the 16th century and became a cathedral in Although legally a cathedral church, it differs . St Albans Cathedral, Shrine to Britain's first saint, is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It is a place of worship, music, learning, heritage and events. St Albans Cathedral & Abbey by Martin Biddle St Albans Abbey is one of Britain's earliest Christian foundations and commemorates Britain's first Christian martyr, the Romano-British saint Alban, who was executed in about AD For more than years people have gathered and worshipped on this site.

St Albans Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral located in the heart of in St Albans. It’s also the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain, standing atop of the grave of St Alban, the first British Christian martyr. Although St Alban died years ago, it is thought that a church has stood on the site since the 8th century. St. Alban the Martyr U.E.L. Memorial Church stands by the side of the road in the quiet hamlet of Adolphustown close to the landing site of the fourth town contingent of the United Empire Loyalists in Adolphustown Creek on J St Albans Cathedral (formerly St Albans Abbey) is an Anglican church in St Albans, Hertfordshire. At 84 metres ( ft), its nave is the longest of any cathedral in England. With much of its present architecture dating from Norman times, it became a cathedral in Local residents often call it "the Abbey", although the present cathedral represents only the church . Cathedral cities of France [electronic resource] / (Toronto: Musson, ), by Herbert Marshall and Hester Marshall (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Letter to the Bishop of Algoma touching a sermon preached by him at St. Alban's on the 24th March, in the supposed interest of that church [electronic resource].