St. Paul's Cathedral 1846

The nave and tower of this church were designed in English Gothic revival style by architect William Thomas and constructed 1844-46. Previously, the Anglican congregation had held services in a wooden structure on the site. It had been opened in 1834, but was destroyed by fire ten years later. The first resident missionary to serve the London area was the Reverend E.J. Boswell, who arrived in 1829. He was succeeded by the Reverend Benjamin Cronyn in 1833. In 1857, the Diocese of Huron was created and St. Paul's designated as its cathedral. Here, for the first time in the British Empire, a synod elected a bishop. Extensively altered in 1892-94, the building remains one of London's outstanding landmarks.


On the grounds of the cathedral, Richmond Street and Queens Avenue, London

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Middlesex

Municipality: City of London