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St Paul's Parish

Anglican Church


1880: The Bishop of New Westminster, Right Rev. A. W. Sillitoe, visits Kamloops for the first time.

1884: English Church Mission opened, centered in Kamloops.

September 1884: A temporary church building was erected (a log cabin). The first services in the building were held on 7 September 1884.

1888: In May, groundbreaking and cornerstone laying ceremonies occur for a new building on Main Street (West Victoria). In November construction begins after the sale of the log cabin they had been meeting in to that point.

1892: Kamloops Missionary District split into 4 areas, covering much of the Southern BC Interior.

1912: Surpliced choir organized.

1914: Built St Peter's Church at Goose Lake.

Around 1913: Church board began talking about moving the church building.

1917: St. Paul's became a single congregation parish (rather than being a Mission congregation)

1924: Congregation has building removed from Main Street and reconstructed on the corner of 4th and Nicola - its present location. The cornerstone ceremony occured in October.

1935: Kamloops designated as See City. St Paul's Church designated a Cathedral.

30 January 1965: Memorial services were held in the morning for Sir Winston Churchill. Kamloops and North Kamloops councils attended, along with other civic leaders.

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