St. Dunstan's Basilica
St. Dunstan's Basilica is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is named for St. Dunstan the Anglo Saxon saint from Glastonbury. It is located on Great George Street, between the harbour and the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
|St. Dunstan's Basilica|
|St. Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica|
|Location||45 Great George Street|
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Groundbreaking||1896, 1913 (reconstruction after fire)|
|Number of spires||2|
|Spire height||200 feet (61 m)|
|Archdiocese||Diocese of Charlottetown|
|Official name||St. Dunstan's Roman Catholic Cathedral / Basilica National Historic Site of Canada|
The present stone structure was built in 1916, after a fire destroyed the original cathedral in 1913.
In October 1980 it was the site of a state funeral when Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau gave the eulogy during the funeral for Veterans Affairs Minister Daniel J. MacDonald (M.P. Cardigan). The Basilica was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.
- St. Dunstan's Roman Catholic Cathedral / Basilica National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- Peter Ludlow, The Canny Scot: Archbishop James Morrison of Antigonish' (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015)