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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 1983, it was designated a Provincially Registered Property 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.
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  • Beautiful church inside and out, very peaceful atmosphere, very friendly caretaker. Right in the centre of Halifax. You can scan a code with your mobile device and then listen to the choir and/or orga...  more »
  • St. Paul's Church is the very definition of "living history" in the city of Halifax. This quaint little church holds the distinction of being not only the oldest building in Halifax, but also the olde...  more »
  • This is a beautiful church with stunning colored glass windows. There are tour times posted inside the door - which have traditionally been given by women from the vestry. The church has wonderful sto...  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