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Churches of Saint Matthias & St. James the Apostlein-person Doors Open Guelph


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Washrooms
Churches of Saint Matthias & St. James the Apostle

Built in 1891-92, this is the newest of Guelph’s stone churches and the last built with local limestone. The Gothic-style church was downsized from its original plan, resulting in an unusual orientation. The original fine wood ceiling and elaborate vaulting remain in the building’s final form. The roof slates came from Cornwall, England.

Contact info

86 Glasgow Street North
Guelph, Ontario



Year built: 1891-92
Building type:Place of worship
Architect: John Day
Architectural style:Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

Apr 21, 10:00am - Apr 21, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; first tour leaves at 10 a.m.; last tour leaves around 3:40 p.m. to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.