The present Cochrane Street church is unique in architecture in the province. It shows a Northern Italian exterior with many distinctive features. The interior has elements of the Byzantine style with its barrel vaults and 55 foot high central dome. The dome, the openness of the interior, the curved pew arrangement and ramped floor with centre aisle, all help to create a marvellous acoustic, with the result that the sanctuary is in great demand as a concert hall. Cochrane Street United Church is home to the largest single pipe organ in the province. It is the fourth organ to serve the congregation and was built by Casavant Frères of Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec and installed in 1957. The building has been registered as a Municipal heritage structure by the City of St. John's in 1989 and as a Provincial site by the Heritage Foundation of NL, Nov. 2004. Tours of the building are available by appointment by contacting the church office, and every Thursday during July and August from 11-1 PM. Sunday worship is held every Sunday at 11 AM.

Wheelchair accessible.

81 Cochrane Street
Telephone #:
(709) 722-3023
Fax #:
(709) 722-3260