St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral
St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral, Mother Church of the Diocese of Brandon, is an excellent example of Late Gothic Revival architecture.
The sophisticated design by W.A. Elliott, a notable Brandon architect, along with the building’s scale and substantial brick and stone construction, are features befitting the roles and symbolism of a cathedral church.
They also reflect the prosperity and optimism that prevailed in western Manitoba prior to World War I.
Built as a parish church capable of accommodating various community activities, St. Matthew’s was consecrated as a pro-cathedral in 1945.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral is a Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site.
This cathedral church of the Diocese of Brandon was built in 1912–13 to designs by Brandon architect W.A. Elliott.
It was constructed at 403-13th Street by the firm of William Bell and Son.
The English Gothic Revival style chosen by Elliott is a carefully modelled mass of limestone and brick.
It has a complex floor plan, a variety of rooflines, crenellations and tall lancet windows.
The interior is particularly beautiful, with a sophisticated use of forms, which combine the demands of structure, function and tradition into a unified whole.
S. Cohen Collection