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. Add St. John's Anglican Church and other attractions to your Lunenburg trip itinerary using our Lunenburg online itinerary builder .
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  • Stopped by to see this church. When we were there an older gentleman was talking about the history of this beautiful church. Very interesting!  more »
  • Don't miss this beautiful church if you have time. The stained glass windows were saved after a devastating fire and the church was rebuilt from donations from around the world. The woodwork is gorgeo...  more »
  • A large Association in the middle of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Appearance white, stained-glass Windows inside was very clean. Admission is free, but has been put as a pleasant change.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • One of must-see churches in Canada. Spectacular and memorable!
  • Beautiful and historic. One of the oldest Anglican churches in the new world.
  • 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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