Short description

The American Cathedral of Paris, also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is a church in Paris dating from the late 19e century. It is Anglican in worship and serves as the cathedral for the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

To clear up any confusion, there is also the American Church in Paris. It is the first American church established outside the United States. It was founded in 1814 and its current address is 65 Quai d'Orsay, in the 7th arrondissement.

The American Church of Paris then became an interdenominational association open to all the faithful adhering to the historical Christian tradition as expressed by the Apostles' symbol. It is mainly attended by American expatriates, but also by English speakers from other countries and other religious communities. Today, it is still attended by English-speaking Protestants in Paris from 40 countries and 35 different Christian denominations.

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Open hours

Horaires d'ouverture et fermeture

  • Visite libre
  • Visites guidées gratuites presque tous les dimanches après le service de 11h
  • Lundi-vendredi, 9h-17h :
  • Dimanche, 9h-13h.

Fermeture : samedi

Access
The American Cathedral in Paris
23 avenue George V
75008 Paris
  • Métro : George V (Ligne 1) ou Alma Marceau (Ligne 9)
  • Bus 32, 42, 63, 72, 80 & 92
  • RER C (Station Pont de L'Alma)
  • Parking : avenue George V
Address

The American Cathedral in Paris
23 avenue George V
75008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 53 23 84 00
http://amcathparis.com/

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 52′ 03″ N 2° 18′ 02″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86751 2.30093
Reservation
  • Concerts : De nombreux concerts se tiennent à la Cathédrale américaine de Paris, en particulier de Gospels.
  • Privatisation de la Cathédrale : la Cathédrale peut être privatisée pour des événements particuliers
Full description

The American Cathedral of Paris, also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is a church in Paris dating from the late XIXᵉ century. It is Anglican in worship and serves as the cathedral for the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

History of the American Cathedral of Paris

The construction of the American cathedral began in 1881, on the George V Avenue, near the Champs Elysées. It was built in the neo-Gothic style according to the plans of the English architect George Edmund Street. It was consecrated on November 25, 1886.

The stained glass windows of the building, 42 in number, were made by the glassmaker James Bell, between 1883 and 1893, on the theme of the Te Deum.

The spire, designed by Arthur Edmund Street, son of the original architect who had died in the meantime, completed the building between 1904 and 1906. In 1911, architect Pett built the rectory, and in 1923, a memorial dedicated to the American soldiers who died in World War I was added.

The cathedral and its bell tower, as well as the covered gallery bordering its southern facade, were listed as historical monuments by a decree dated August 27, 1997.

Characteristics of the Cathedral

  • Height : 85 m
  • Architects: George Edmund Street, Arthur Blomfield
  • Architectural style: Gothic Revival
  • Opening date : 1886
  • Worship: Episcopal (Anglican communion)
  • Protection: Listed as a historic monument (1997)

American Cathedral of Paris and American Church in Paris

To clear up any confusion, there is also the American Church in Paris. It is the first American church established outside the United States. It was founded in 1814 and its current address is 65 Quai d'Orsay, in the 7th arrondissement.

Thanks to the help given by France during the creation of the United States of America, many Americans came to live in France.

The origin of the American Church in Paris

In 1814, the American Protestants of Paris gathered in houses around the city, then in the temple of the Oratory of the Louvre, from 1816 under the protection of Talleyrand. In 1858, Emperor Napoleon III officially recognized the American Church in Paris.

In 1925, the church acquired the land on the Quai d'Orsay and entrusted the architect Carrol Greenough with the realization of a large neo-Gothic building. The laying of the foundation stone took place on March 1, 1926 and the building was completed on March 6, 1931.

The American Church of Paris then became an interdenominational association open to all the faithful adhering to the historical Christian tradition as expressed by the Apostles' symbol. It is mainly attended by American expatriates, but also by English speakers from other countries and other religious communities. Today, it is still attended by English-speaking Protestants in Paris from 40 countries and 35 different Christian denominations. It offers a multicultural program to its congregation.

The church buildings house two bilingual preschools, fitness, kung fu and basketball groups, free concerts, as well as a classifieds board and other community services

Architect Joseph Wilson Cochran created a rich iconography for a Reformed church that is usually more restrained in its construction. The north windows and those in the narthex are all the same size. Some of the stained glass designs pay tribute to American soldiers who fell in World War I.

The chapel features a painting by Canadian Frank M. Armington, entitled Christ Contemplating Jerusalem.

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    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Friday

    Closed

  • Saturday

    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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