Historic Christ Church

One of the oldest operating churches in British Columbia

  • Apr. 1, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Christ Church National Historic Site.

Christ Church National Historic Site offers visitors a chance to step back in time or just enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation.

In the late fall of 1859, Rev. Pringle arrived in Hope with the Gold Rush in full swing. He lobbied for the construction of a church and Captain J. M. Grant of the Royal Engineers was named the building’s architect. With its dark wood interior and leaded glass windows, Christ Church is a fine example of an Anglican parish church in the Gothic Revival style.

The building was consecrated in 1861 and Rev. Pringle continued to lead the parish until 1864. Services have been held at Christ Church ever since, making it the oldest operating church on the British Columbia mainland.

The church’s full history along with information on present-day services can be found on the church grounds at 681 Fraser Ave. Over the summer months church members offer regular guided tours of the historic site. They have also built a classical labyrinth for visitors to enjoy.

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