St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church
125 MacKay Street
Written by Bytown Museum
The Gothic Revival design of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church is generally attributed to Thomas Seaton Scott, Chief Dominion Architect from 1872 to 1881. St. Bartholomew's was built on land donated by Thomas MacKay, and Governor General Viscount Monck laid the cornerstone.
St. Bartholomew's has been the parish church of most of Canada's governors general and of much of the New Edinburgh community. The church bell was donated by Princess Louise (wife of Governor General Lord Lorne), and the organ by Governor General the Earl of Aberdeen. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught – who served as Canada's governor general from 1911 to 1916 – donated the stained-glass window over the altar in memory of members of his household who died in World War I.