St. Paul's Presbyterian Church is a designated National historic site, and has been a key part of the Hamilton community since 1833. We take immense pride in our history and our church buildings, which feature pristine elements of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classical architecture, including a massive all-oak balcony, a 180-foot all-stone spire, and an 11 bell chime weighing almost 6000 kilograms.
Stop by St. Paul's to take in the limestone church building, as its buttresses and finials pierce the sky. Walk along perfectly preserved, centuries' old carpeting, learn about the history of churches and presbyterianism in pre-confederation Canada, marvel at our 22 hand-made stained glass windows, listen to the sounds of hundred-year-old chimes ring through downtown Hamilton, and take a trip back in time to a Hamilton of years gone by!
Tours are offered by appointment or on a drop-in basis and include access to the museum collection and most of the historical building. Larger groups and school classes are also welcome. All tours and heritage concerns are managed and organized by St. Paul's Archivist & Curator, James Sippert. James holds a degree from Queen's University in History, is currently studying religious history at a graduate level at McMaster University, and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. James loves to help others explore and learn about the history of St. Paul's, and would be happy to share his knowledge of the church and its history with you.
To contact St. Paul's Heritage for inquiries, research questions, tour arrangements, or to visit our artefact collection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.