You are admiring the first Anglican cathedral built outside of Great Britain. The project was sponsored by King George III. Its Palladian style was popular in British colonies when the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was consecrated in 1804. The simple yet elegant façade was inspired by St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Inside the sleek tower are eight bells weighing from 646 to 1,852 pounds. Eight people are required to operate the change-ringing bells in unison. Holy Trinity is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec.