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St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax

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St. Paul's Church is an evangelical Anglican church in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, within the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island of the Anglican Church of Canada. It is located at the south end of the Grand Parade, an open square in downtown Halifax with Halifax City Hall at the northern end. Built during Father Le Loutre's War, it is the oldest surviving Protestant church in Canada and the oldest building in Halifax. There is also a crypt below the church and the St. Paul's Church Cemetery. The official chapel of the church was the Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church.Saint Paul's was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1981. In 1981, it was designated a Municipal Registered Heritage Property by the former City of Halifax, and in 1983 it was designated a Provincially Registered Heritage Property both under the provincial Heritage Property Act.HistoryIt was founded in 1749 . The construction was begun in 1750 and is based on the ground plan of Gibbs' Marybone Chapel in London, with later additions such as a larger tower. Reverend William Tutty opened the church on September 2, 1750. Rev William Tutty was the first minister ; followed by Rev John Breynton and Rev. Thomas Wood , who served at the same time. The church also served as the site for the initial congregation of St. Matthew's United Church until this church was built.
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  • Lovely little wooden church built as on of the first structures completed after the walled fortifications were built. Lots of local history inside with good exhibits, so good to see even if you are no...  more »
  • If you are visiting Halifax and are in the downtown area, you should visit this church. Great amount of history in it and take some time and read the plaques that are on the wall. Kinda neat being in ...  more »
  • This was a beautiful church, built in 1749. Incredible history with breathtaking stained glass windows. Great history in the middle of Halifax, only a couple of blocks from the Citadel.  more »
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  • A lovely historic church I have had the pleasure of visiting a few times now. Would recommend it (and have) to others.
  • Full of history, this church is worth the visit for worship or to pop by while touring the area.
  • Interesting historic site in downtown Halifax
  • Beautiful building. Incredible how it survived the explosion in 1917.
  • Great historical place

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