Restoration at St. John's Cathedral Saskatoon

Project Summary

Phase 4 Restoration Program

  • Status: Awaiting construction start
  • Anticipated Start Date: May 2021
  • Scope of Work:
    • minimum: the south nave and transept roof plus nave spire removal and storage
    • optimal: minimum plus
      baptistry roof and gutters, add insulation to the south facing ceilings
  • Required Fundraising:
    • Minimum scope of work funding secured
    • Raising $270,000 by May, 2021 will allow for the optimal scope of work
    • An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $100,000

St John's Cathedral steeple repaired by masons using crane
Donations So Far:

Our Restoration Story

It must have been a very exciting day in September 1912 when the Governor General of Canada, Prince Arthur, laid the corner stone for the new Anglican Cathedral to be constructed in a beautiful location on the bank of the Saskatchewan River. The whole town of Saskatoon was abuzz with excitement and the members of the parish were gratified to see years of effort come to this. But it was only a beginning. With a war and economic collapse intervening, it was five years before the first services were held...
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Our Restoration Partners


PCL Construction is a Canadian–American group of independent general contracting constuction companies with its headquarters in Edmonton and US headquarters in Denver, CO. With a history going back to its founding in 1907 in Stoughton, SK, PCL Construction has grown to become the largest contacting organization in Canada and the 8th largest in the United States.

PCL has perviously partnered on restoration work at St. John’s Cathedral during Phases 1–3 and is the construction manager for Phase 4. The local focus provided by their Saskatoon office and their previous experience working with our architect, the Restoration Committee and Cathedral building itself means that expertise and knowledge gained in previous phases of restoration will be applied to the present work.

ARCON Architechture is an architechtural firm headquartered in Vancouver, BC. With a focus on building envelope architechture, ARCON has specific expertise in hertiage buildings and restoration and they are among a very select group with the authority to work on such buildings in SK. They have been involved in several high-profile heritage restoration projects, such as the Steamship Terminal Building in Victoria, BC, the Sinclair Centre in Vancouver, BC, and our own St. John's Cathedral. ARCON’s founder and president is a Board Member of Heritage BC and is active with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.
"There are significant savings in completing additional work in the same spaces at the same time, in both construction and operating dollars. It will also prevent further structural damage going forward, if we can coordinate it and fund it appropriately now."
Bert Munro, Acting Chair—Property Committee

How You Can Support the Restoration Program

The Cathedral community can achieve the optimal scope of work and ensure continuity of this sacred space for future generations by raising up to $270,000 by May, 2021. A matching gift of $100,000 has already been pledged by a generous anonymous donor. You can support the Restoration Program through one of the following means:

By Cheque

Mail a Cheque with "Restoration" indicated in the memo to:

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Attn: Treasurer

816 Spadina Crescent E.

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H4

By E-Transfer

Through your financial institution's website or app, you can send an e-transfer donation to St. John's at the email address:


When sending e-transfers, please indicate in the message that your donation is designated for "restoration".

Please note that auto-deposit is enabled for e-transfers so there is no need for a security question. Depending on your financial institution, usage charges and transfer limits may apply.

By Securities Transfer

St. John's has a securities transfer form that you can use to donate securities to the Cathedral. Click the button to download this form and follow the instructions on the form.
Download Securities Transfer Form

By Credit Card or PayPal

Use the form below to donate by credit card or PayPal. This form uses CanadaHelps, which charges a 2% fee. "CanadaHelps" will appear on your statement. The form uses highest-level PCI DSS security. Click the lock in the upper right of the form for more details.

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