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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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  • Built in 1780 this Church is so beautifully intact. It is gleaming white and in the centre of the town. It really gives you a sense of how things were. Halifax is a living museum and this is one of th...  read more »
  • Beautiful Church in a park. Have not been inside of the church but heard it is beautiful. It holds nice history of people . 
  • The Church is usually closed and has limited opening hours. Only the outside is viewable from a pretty square.
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  • Great history, worth a stop
  • Beautiful building. Incredible how it survived the explosion in 1917.
  • Anglican Church. Architecture as the Catholic Church.
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