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Saint Stephen's Church, popularly known as The Pepper Canister, is the formal Church of Ireland chapel-of-ease for the parish of the same name in Dublin, Ireland. The church is situated on Mount Street Upper. It was begun in 1821 by John Bowden and completed by Joseph Welland after the former's death. The nickname derives from the shape of the spire, resembling a pepper canister.

Saint Stephen's Church
The Pepper Canister
Séipéal Naomh Stiofáin
Saint Stephen's Church, Dublin.jpg
A view of the church from Mount Street Upper
Saint Stephen's Church is located in Central Dublin
Saint Stephen's Church
Saint Stephen's Church
53°20′13″N 6°14′38″W / 53.336833°N 6.2437575°W / 53.336833; -6.2437575Coordinates: 53°20′13″N 6°14′38″W / 53.336833°N 6.2437575°W / 53.336833; -6.2437575
LocationMount Street Upper, Dublin
Completed1821; 198 years ago (1821)
ParishSt. Peter's Church, Aungier Street, Dublin

It was originally conceived as a chapel-of-ease for the parish of St Peter's, Aungier Street, which was the largest Church of Ireland parish in Dublin. In recent years, the church has become active both in faith activities and as a venue for musical and other events.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Home - St. Stephen's Church". Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2010-01-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)