St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg

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Visit St. John's Anglican Church, Canada’s second oldest church of English origin. Constructed in 1753 in the carpenter gothic architectural style, the church's exterior consists of almost all white brick walls, with black accents outlining the doors, windows, central bell tower, and spires. During 2001 the church suffered from a blaze, but thankfully it has since been fully restored. Inside, find a wooden, pyramid-shaped roof sheltering wooden pews, which survived the fire. Stained glass windows, which allow natural light to fill the interior, also survived the 2001 inferno. With our international travel planner, Lunenburg attractions like St. John's Anglican Church can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This is definitely a Hidden Gem! The History and Journey of this church is quite an incredible story, some of which I have included in the photos. This church is included on the Lunenburg walking tour...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This beautiful church was actually nearly destroyed by fire. The fire department went into the burning church and carried the old altar out by hand. When the first service was about to begin the fire ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Real lucky that this historic site as the second-oldest church of Canada after their fire was rebuilt. Thank you to all our supporters! Very interesting history and an extraordinary architecture, because this church was originally built by the boat carpenters. A fact which is visible to this day. If one is in Lunenburg is an absolute must.
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  • September 29, 2016
    Gorgeous church inside and out. Unique exterior, with a gothic style tower, a little green space outside with a monument and historic Jessen Bell, and a nearby geocache! Beautiful rich interior. Rebuilt after a fire in 2001
  • August 15, 2016
    Those volunteers(?) are very helpful to provide information. The church was rebuilt after a recent fire, not authentic. However , a good drop by in the south part of Nova Scotia crazy car trip.
  • January 22, 2017
    One of must-see churches in Canada. Spectacular and memorable!
  • July 11, 2016
    Beautiful and historic. One of the oldest Anglican churches in the new world.
  • October 19, 2015
    Beautiful church that features 2 Sunday services and a very friendly lady who told us all about the church's history and it's rebuilding.

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Among the brightly painted houses in central Lunenburg, you'll find an array of welcoming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and privately owned inns. Almost all offer breakfast and free parking included in the price, and their proximity to the water means you'll enjoy pleasant views no matter where you choose to stay. If you prefer to look back on the colorful town, stay south of the center along Masons Beach Road.
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