On February 1, 1990, with the blessing of Metropolitan Gideon, the Provost Archpriest Alexei Kurluta consecrated a foundation stone and installed a cross on the site of the future church on the outskirts of the city. Construction of the temple began two years later, in the spring of 1993.
On December 4, 1995, on the feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, the new temple was consecrated with a small priestly rite, the first Divine Liturgy was performed there.
On October 14, 2003, on the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, when the Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk Diocese celebrated its tenth anniversary, the church was consecrated with a great hierarchal rank. The abbot of the temple is the Bishop of Mariinsky and Yurginsky Innokenty. And in August 2012, in connection with the formation of a new diocese, the church received the status of a cathedral.
The building opposite the church on the first floor houses an Orthodox library, a charity refectory and a Sunday school for children.