We are also open during the week!
us between Tuesday and Sunday; it is a nice way to set aside a few moments with
To speak with our pastoral team, please call the office at 514 866 7113.
Church Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Le secrétariat est ouvert du mardi au vendredi inclus, de 9H00 à 16H30.
Photo: T. Hadley
Witnessing God since 1843
|St. George’s opened in 1843 on what is now
Notre-Dame Street, just outside the city walls. The present building
was opened for worship on October 9, 1870. Ever since that time,
St. George’s has been a lively and active downtown parish.
St. George’s is renowned for its fine choir, traditional liturgy and
Biblical preaching, and attracts people from both downtown and from
across the greater Montréal area. Both St. Jude’s Church and the
Church of the Advent chose to join St. George’s when their churches
were closed. In these pages, we will talk about the history of the
building and of the life in years past. We will also talk about the
history of parishes that have joined St. George’s in recent years.
Who is St. George?
St. George is the protector of women and a model of
chivalry. His existence, however, is disputed. One tradition preserved
in the Golden Legend says that he was a late 3rd-century Roman centurion
of Cappadocia, Asia Minor, a Christian in the service of a pagan
emperor. Travelling through Libya he found the inhabitants of the city
of Silene (in other versions, Beirut of the Levant) living in the terror
of a dragon which had eaten their sheep and could only be appeased by
the daily sacrifice of a maiden.
Credits for the information on this page are given to the Religious Heritage Foundation.