Our Foundation

More than 170 years since its cornerstone was laid, the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is still immeasurably important not only as a symbol of faith and place of worship, but also as a treasury of history and art for all the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Basilica Heritage Foundation provides careful restoration of this National Historic site to help preserve it for generations to come.

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Preserving our Heritage

Over the years, many projects have been undertaken to maintain the magnificence and sanctity of the Basilica. Historical documents cite numerous instances of necessary repair, maintenance and restoration. Today, the Basilica Heritage Foundation works hand-in-hand with the Parish Council, numerous local organizations, parishioners and individual community members to preserve its historical, artistic and architectural integrity.

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Supporting the Basilica Heritage Foundation

The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is treasured for many reasons. Over 1000 people worship here each week, while other visitors primarily love its historic and artistic significance. To protect its future, the Basilica Heritage Foundation has implemented a Legacy Gift Program, creating more easy and affordable ways to give. Together with help from the community, we’ll keep this landmark strong and vibrant.

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