St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church
4.5
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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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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A few blocks east of Citadel and at the Grand Parade [an open square], this Anglican [Church of England] edifice is the oldest building in Halifax, dating from 1750, the year after Halifax colony was established. Halifax City Hall is at the northern end. The building is diminutively modeled after London’s Westminster Maryborn Chapel. It is the oldest surviving Protestant church in Canada. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1981. Don’t expect to find a grand Gothic cathedral. Saint Paul’s appears more to be a two-story house. But isn’t that by definition a church? A house of worship.
Written August 14, 2022
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Bootsnbeans
Alberta, Canada103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We went to the service there. We were very leery to drop in on Sunday, as we are tourists and were concerned that, that would put everyone off. Let me tell you we had nothing to be concerned about. Not only is it a beautiful church, and they have a beautiful service, but the people there are so welcoming and kind!
Written February 26, 2023
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Kim T
Truro, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I often visit the church as you see something new every time. Looking at the dates on the donation plaques make you realize that there were generations of people here long before you.
Written July 26, 2012
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Peter B
London, UK660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Would have been interesting open only by appointment. Would have liked to visit the oldest Anglican Church in North America
Written August 25, 2022
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yantoReddish
reddish32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
My Father in Law visited this beautiful Church exactly 70 years before us when he was sailing on Atlantic Wartime Convoys. It was so amazing to take the postcards of St Pauls that he sent home during those dark war years and to see exactly the same views he had then. The Church itself is really beautiful and historic in its own right , being the first on in Halifax and surviving the horrific Halifax Explosion. The staff were so helpful and interesting and they showed a genuine interest in our reason to visit in 2012. It really is worth a visit
Written July 16, 2012
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
St. Paul's Church has its significance importance in local history. It had been built with timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749 and remained after the Halifax explosion by then. A nice church with quiet garden outside. The Anglican church was still functioning and quite plainly-decorated inside.
Written October 28, 2019
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grotbags
london407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Beautiful church and the guide was friendly and keen to impart information about the church and the area.
Written October 3, 2019
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Avira10
Calgary, Canada185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Business
We walked up the hill from the pier. It was a very nice walk. Good view of the city. Waterfront view.
Written September 10, 2019
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MaxineKentfield
Kentfield38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Right in the middle or side of a park like plaza- we loved stopping in this old church. Lovely windows and plaques honoring various people of Halifax.
Written September 8, 2019
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Waterwill
Region of Waterloo, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Our timing was off, as we arrived just before closing, but in the few minutes we had we could tell the interior was very nice, and we'll be back for more.
Written July 2, 2019
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