St. Peter Celestine RC Church is located in the village of Pakenham, Ontario and is one of the most architecturally interesting and impressive churches in rural Canada. Built in 1892, the exterior takes inspiration from the 17th century stone churches of southern France (and rural Quebec). The church is widely known among connoisseurs of heritage architecture for its fine building and but in particular for its superb original interior décor, which survives intact from over a century ago.

Professionally restored in 1992, this is one of the 3 most beautiful churches in the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall and is one of only 3 Canadian churches known to retain Classic Italianate decoration in trompe l’oeil and faux marbré technique. A striking feature of the nave is the original pulpit, built in the form of a huge chalice, heavily ornamented.


Rev. Matthew Chojna    pastor@stmcorkery.ca

Office adr: St. Michaels Church
1560 Corkery Rd. Carp ON K0A 1L0
secretary@stmcorkery.ca   (613) 256-3441

Church adr: St. Peter Celestine Church
Box 7, 139 Renfrew St. Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0
website: info@stpetercelestine.ca


St. Peter Celestine Cemetery (Indian Hill)

To contact regarding purchase of a plot, internment arrangements or other information, please see “St Peter Celestine Cemetery Manager, Andy Martel” located on the front of the bulletin.

Note: Internment Rights Holder are required to provide written direction and authorization prior to a burial taking place. Should the Internment Rights Holder be the deceased, direction must be provided by next of kin/estate executor.

➤ Transfer of Internment Rights (pdf)    ➤ Cemetery Bylaws 2016 (pdf)