Precious Blood Cathedral

This church was constructed in 1875 and dedicated in 1876 as the Parish Church of the Sacred Heart by Bishop Jean-Francois Jamot. It replaced a wooden building constructed in 1846 that had served as a Jesuit missionary post for this region. Built of local red-grey sandstone, it was designed in the Gothic revival style with a single nave, tall lancet windows, and an imposing tower and slate roof. In 1901, transepts were added and in 1930, a new vestry was built. Both additions adhere to the original style. The Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie was created by the Holy see in 1904 and this church was selected as the Diocesan Cathedral. It was renamed the Cathedral of the Precious Blood in 1936.


On the grounds of the cathedral, 778 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Algoma

Municipality: City of Sault Ste. Marie