Church of St. John the Evangelist (Montreal)

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St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
St. John the Evangelist Church on President Kennedy Avenue
Location Montreal, Quebec
Country Canada
Denomination Anglican
Churchmanship Anglo-Catholic
Website www.redroof.ca
History
Founded 1861
Founder(s) Fr. Edmund Wood
Dedicated 1878
Consecrated 1905
Architecture
Status active
Architect(s) Frank Darling, William Tutin Thomas
Architectural type Gothic Revival
Style Slum Gothic
Groundbreaking 1877
Completed 1878
Administration
Diocese Montreal
Province Canada
Clergy
Bishop(s) Barry Bryan Clarke
Rector Fr. Keith Schmidt SSC
Laity
Organist/Director of music Federico Andreoni (Interim)

St. John the Evangelist is a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal in the Anglican Church of Canada, founded by Father Edmund Wood in 1861; its church is well known in Montreal as the "Red Roof Church", which is also the headquarters of St. Michael's Mission. Its orientation is Anglo-Catholic, and it is the only Anglican locale in Montreal to practise this tradition, known as High Church. Solemn High Mass is celebrated on Sundays and feast days and Solemn Evensong and Benediction several Sundays a year. Mass is said daily, in French on Tuesdays. The Orthodox Church in America French-speaking parish of Saint Benedict of Nursia (French: Saint Benoît de Nursie) worships in the basement of the church.

The church is part of the Conseil du Patrimoine religieux du Québec.[1]

The building has starred alongside Nick Nolte in the film Affliction, and in the Quebec science-fiction television series 'Dans une galaxie près de chez vous'. The building is located in downtown Montreal, nested within Université du Québec à Montréal buildings, and Quartier des Spectacles, at 137 President Kennedy Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3P6

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Coordinates: 45°30′35″N 73°34′05″W / 45.509783°N 73.567924°W / 45.509783; -73.567924