St. Peter Celestine RC Church is located in rural Ontario in the village of Pakenham. The church, built in 1892, is widely known among connoisseurs of heritage architecture for its fine building and 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! It 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.




Pastor: Rev. Matthew Chojna (“Hoy-na”)
Tel: (613) 256-3441

Pastors’ email: pastor@stmcorkery.ca

St. Peter Celestine Church
PO Box 7, 139 Renfrew St.
Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0
Office: office@stpetercelestine.ca

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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)