A gift from King George lll finally on display in Quebec City

A gift from King George lll finally on display in Quebec City

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A rare and valuable 10 piece Communion Service will be on display at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in old Quebec starting July 2.

The pure silver collection was a gift from King George lll for the establishment of the first Anglican Cathedral outside the British Isles in 1804.

The King himself had the Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell and Bridge, create the pieces especially for the Cathedral and its congregation and had them sent to Canada in a special crate which is also on display.

The altar candlesticks, chalices and other elements are richly adorned with the Arms of the King and the Diocese of Quebec, and are one of the finest examples of Georgian silver ever made. There is also the original King James Version of the Churches’ first Bible.

For a small sum of $2.00 one can examine the collection up close and personal in a quiet setting throughout the summer at scheduled on the hour intervals up until the end of August.  The Cathedral itself is an interesting building full of its own history going back as far as 1800 and can be visited at the same time while you’re waiting to examine the Kings commissioned silver artifacts.

More information on the collection and the Cathedral can be found at www.cathedral.ca.
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