Cathedral Church of St. John (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
|Cathedral Church of St. John|
|Location||318 Silver Avenue SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Denomination||Episcopal Church in the United States of America|
|Dedicated||November 11, 1952|
|Architect(s)||John Gaw Meem|
|Diocese||Diocese of the Rio Grande|
|Bishop(s)||Rt. Rev. Michael Louis Vono|
|Dean||Very Rev. J. Mark Goodman|
St. John's was begun in 1882. Land was purchased at the intersection of at the Fourth Street and Silver Avenue for $5,000 where they built its first church building. The first service in the stone and brick structure was held in November 1882. The Rt. Rev. George Kelly Dunlop led the service, which was attended by 33 people. The Vestry of St. John’s passed a resolution and the Convocation of 1920 approved the designation of St. John’s as the cathedral church of the Missionary District of New Mexico and Southwest Texas for a one-year trial. Three years later new canons were adopted and the designation became official.
The Very. Rev. Henry R.A. O’Malley became dean and raised $25,000 for the Cathedral House, which was to house offices for the parish and the Missionary District. It was designed by Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem and its cornerstone was placed on Easter Sunday, 1930. Meem was retained again in 1950 to design the new cathedral to replace the old church. The ground breaking was held the day after Easter in 1951 and the first services in the new cathedral were held on October 5, 1952. It was dedicated on November 11, 1952.
- "About Us". Cathedral Church of St. John. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
- "History of the Diocese". Diocese of the Rio Grande. Retrieved 2014-01-03.