Tours of St. Peter Celestine Roman Catholic Church and Rectory


Saturday, April 6th, 2019 and Sunday, April 7th, 2019 



Location:  139 Renfrew Street, Pakenham

Due to the overwhelming attendance during the St. Peter Celestine Church tour last year, visitors enjoying the 2019 Maple Run Tour are encouraged to once again make their way up the hill to the Church when visiting the Village of Pakenham. 

Terry Currie, your tour guide, takes you on a remarkable journey inside this historical Church, sharing his knowledge to describe and explain the significances of the Church’s interior décor and exterior influences.   

For more information on the Church, please visit:

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.

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