Cathedral Church of All Saints (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)

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Cathedral Church of All Saints
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Cathedral Church of All Saints (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is located in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Cathedral Church of All Saints (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
18°20′42.01″N 64°55′53.25″W / 18.3450028°N 64.9314583°W / 18.3450028; -64.9314583Coordinates: 18°20′42.01″N 64°55′53.25″W / 18.3450028°N 64.9314583°W / 18.3450028; -64.9314583
Location 3 Domini Gade
Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
Country United States
Denomination Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Architecture
Status Cathedral/Parish
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1848
Administration
Diocese Virgin Islands
Clergy
Bishop(s) Rt. Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs
Dean Very Rev. Peter Courtney

The Cathedral Church of All Saints is an Episcopal cathedral in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands and it is located in the City of Charlotte Amalie.[1] The church was built in 1848 in celebration of the end of slavery.[2] The structure was constructed from stone that was quarried on the island. The gothic arched window frames are lined with yellow brick that was used as ballast aboard ships. The bricks were left by merchants on the waterfront to make room on their boats for molasses, sugar, mahogany and rum for their return voyage.[2]

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  1. ^ "Cathedral Church of All Saints". The Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b "St. Thomas Culture & History". U.S. Virgin Islands. Retrieved 2014-01-29.