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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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Bootsnbeans
Alberta, Canada99 contributions
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 26 February 2023
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Tricia B
9 contributions
Feb 2023
If you enjoy history you will enjoy a visit to this beautiful church. It's located downtown and easy to include in your own walking tour of the city.
Written 18 February 2023
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,906 contributions
Oct 2022
We saw the church only from the exterior, however, it is worth a visit. Near to the citadel, it is a very old church. There are some other outdoor sites on the property as well.
Written 16 November 2022
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Peter B
London, UK651 contributions
Aug 2022
Would have been interesting open only by appointment. Would have liked to visit the oldest Anglican Church in North America
Written 25 August 2022
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,548 contributions
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 14 August 2022
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marian s
Montreal, Canada54 contributions
Jul 2022
Viewed the Church from the outside only. It does have services. It borders a popular park.
There are also statues, monuments and plaques outside. And the park is popular for concerts during the day and evenings.
Written 15 July 2022
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ChrysT717
Poole, UK72 contributions
Oct 2021
Great joy in joining the congregation for Sunday worship. Very welcoming in a building which speaks of the faith of decades. One church member took the time to show me around.
Written 7 November 2021
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
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 28 October 2019
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,412 contributions
Oct 2019
Unlike St. Mary’s, the doors of this church were open and welcoming. There was a docent inside with whom we chatted for quite a while about the history of the church and the Halifax explosion. Definitely worth a stop.
Written 17 October 2019
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John M
Raleigh, NC1,846 contributions
Oct 2019
St. Paul's is a functioning Anglican church. While I was there, a service was underway. The interior is rather plain. If you like history,it might be worth a visit.
Written 16 October 2019
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