Visitors Guide to the
Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO
314-231-3454

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Christ Church Cathedral is home to the oldest Episcopal congregation west of the Mississippi River and the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The congregation was founded in 1819. The congregation worshipped in two other buildings until the Christ Church Cathedral was completed in 1867. The architect for the cathedral was Leopold Eidlitz of New York, who also was the architect of St. George’s Church in New York. The building is an example of fourteenth century English gothic and is cruciform in design. For nearly 40 years the building lacked a narthex and bell tower. It still lacks the intended flying buttresses from the clerestory (a church’s upper story) down to the outside top of the side aisles and the nave vaulting. The Cathedral’s interior was partially lined with Gustavino tile in 1929. The total cost of building the Cathedral itself was $235,000, the same amount that it cost to renovate the interior in 1969. Christ Church Cathedral is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark.

Visiting the Christ Church Cathedral
     Visiting Hours
          The church is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
          Self guided tours are available, reservations required for guided tours.
          Gift Shop Hours:
               Monday – Friday: 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday mornings
There is no charge to visit the Christ Church Cathedral.


Location: The Christ Church Cathedral is located in downtown St. Louis.

GPS Coordinates
N  38  37.836
W 90  11.859

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