The cornerstone of this grand structure which was laid in 1892, is one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County.
On Saturday, April 7th at 1:30 p.m. visitors on the 2018 Maple Run Tour are invited to take a guided tour of the Church.
Please visit http://www.stpetercelestine.ca to learn more about this important Heritage landmark in Pakenham. Donations are gratefully accepted for the ongoing maintenance of the Church.
Location: 139 Renfrew Street, Pakenham
The Church was constructed by many talented local crafts people and the construction lasted for nine years. It is only one of three Canadian churches known to retain its remarkable Classic interior decoration, complete with robust statuary, elaborate painting, trompe l’oeil and faux marble finishes. A striking feature of the nave is the original pulpit, built in the form of a huge, heavily ornamented chalice.
With its perch on a bluff, you can see far and wide across the Mississippi Valley from the silver bell tower. The architecture of St. Peter’s is quite unusual for the area, and is similar in style to churches in Quebec and southern Europe.