The mission of the Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist is to proclaim and celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, example, and action, recognizing its location in the heart of St. John’s and its responsibility as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Cathedral Parish will, by the Grace of God:
● Foster faith development in every person seeking to explore their relationship with God;
● Provide vibrant and liturgically-sound worship experiences that embrace its rich musical tradition and cathedral setting;
● Deliver ministry and outreach that meets people’s needs;
● Preserve Anglican heritage and tradition of Newfoundland and Labrador and honour Anglican relationships to historic sites and events; and
● Facilitate Diocesan ministry reflected through the Cathedral.
About the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Like many Cathedrals, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist strikes a balance between being a parish church in the heart of downtown St. John's and the Mother Church for the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. Founded in 1699, St. John the Baptist is the oldest Anglican Parish in Canada, and is housed in the magnificent 19th Century Gothic Cathedral.
While honouring and respecting our traditional Anglican roots, the congregation which worships at St. John the Baptist is growing as an inclusive, loving community which welcomes all to worship and serve Christ together.