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St. Paul's Church

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Address: 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 429 2240
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Description: Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site...
Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site was the cathedral of the first Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia.
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What an architectural gem! Chock a block with history at every turn. Beautifully preserved without being stuffy or pretentious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sea Cliff, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What an architectural gem! Chock a block with history at every turn. Beautifully preserved without being stuffy or pretentious.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This church dates from 1750 and is the oldest church in Halifax. Inside, it is beautiful with a giant organ. My friend, who does play the organ, was invited by the reverend there to play the organ when we visited, and it was a great experience. And my friend did play it very well.

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Solihull, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There is a comprehensive free guide to help you walk round this historic church - the first Anglican church outside of England (1749)

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped in to see this old church in the center of downtown Halifax. It was ornate and impressive, with a lot of historical information available. We (as Mennonites) were curious about the fact that the current rector is a Friesen--a distinctly Mennonite-sounding name. If you like historic architecture, this is a good stop.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had the chance to go in when we were visiting City Hall...just down the promenade. Beautiful church inside that still has a piece of the shrapnel from the Halifax Explosion. Go up front to see the gorgeous organ and to see where the Queen sits when she comes to visit. Take your time and take in the windows and the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Church opened in 1750 and it is suggested the designer was a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St.Paul’s Cathedral, London. It is the oldest church in Halifax, a timber building which has stood the test of time, withstanding the Halifax explosion of 1917 during which time of great need with thousands injured, the vestry served as an... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

St. Paul's Anglican Church has a long history and a mysterious window! The Church survived the Halifax Harbour Explosion during WWI, but the story goes a man in the church was blown through a window, and his reflection is still there today, and that each time the window is replaced it comes back.. Eerily enough, the reflection is very plain... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The place is wonderful to sit and take time to remember friends and family and get a little uplift. This is a good place to visit and to walk around and see. Price of admission is free will offering.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Come in the doors of this unassuming building on the Grand Parade, and you are immediately immersed in the history of Halifax and Nova Scotia. The sheer grandeur of the space - illuminated by the sun through the magnificent stained glass - provides an incredible ambience for the oldest building (1750) in Halifax and among the oldest churches in Canada.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very old Anglican Church with lots of history. Request a guided tour, it is very interesting, with lots of history. Also see the stained glass window with the shape of a man's head that happened during the Halifax explosion.

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Address: Address: 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 429 2240
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax

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