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St-Roch Church

Saint-Roch Church

The Saint-Roch Church, inspired by the architecture of the Middle Ages, combines two architectural styles. The façade follows the neo-Gothic tradition and the inside of the church follows the neo-Roman tradition.  It is a perfect example of the revival that began to emerge with respect to religious architecture throughout the province of Québec at the beginning of the 20th century.  The church, constructed between 1914 and 1923, was erected on the site of the three previous churches.  The architects were Talbot and Dionne, the same men who designed the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. Since these two architects passed away during the construction of the church, Louis-Napoléon Audet, an architect who worked on the interior décor of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, was called on to complete it.

This place of worship is the largest church in Québec City, measuring 265 feet long, 111 feet wide and 150 feet high (including the steeples). The exterior walls are made of black granite from Rivière-à-Pierre.  The interior is made of marble from Saskatchewan that contains visible traces of fossils.

The Festival de musique sacrée de Québec (Festival of Sacred Music), founded in 1997, presents a program including a variety of sacred music.  The festival, which takes place every year in October, includes a repertoire of classical, gospel, ecumenical and multicultural music.   For more information, visit the festival’s website: www.imsq.ca.

Points of Interest :
  • The main altar, the sanctuary and the communion table
  • The retable of the baptismal fonts

St-Roch Church

  • 560, Rue St-Jospeh Est
  • Québec, Québec
  • G1K 3B8
  • Phone: 418-524-3577
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