St. John’s Roman Catholic Church at 270 Stone St, South is #19 on the Town of Gananoque’s self guided tour. Its description there reads:
“This handsome Romanesque edifice was constructed in 1889 of limestone which had been quarried on nearby Howe Island. Its ornate altar was imported from Italy in 1915. Note the vast “mosaic” pattern of the roof tiles and the Celtic cross on the ridge end. Refurbishing of the church interior was carried out in 2010-11.” (Copies of the tour are available at the Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre, 10 King East.)
About services at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church:
Regular worship services in the Roman Catholic tradition with Masses held Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 10:30 am. From their website: “You are most welcome to our Parish community and to join as we worship and celebrate our faith together. We hope that you will find it a place to grow in your relationship with Christ.”
Some additional facts about St. John’s Roman Catholic Church:
– It replaced the original Roman Catholic Church in Gananoque on King Street.
– The marble high altar was imported from Italy c.1915.
– It is a fine example of the mature work of one of Canada’s finest ecclesiastical architects, Joseph Connolly.