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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  • Beautiful Anglican Church perfectly inserted into the architectural context of Lunenburg's style that the colors of the building. Has been fully restored after a disastrous fire that had practically destroyed a few years ago, but has retained its charm.
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  • There are 4 beautiful typical churches in Mahone Bay; they are all at the entrance to the village on the main street, facing the Bay. Beautiful period building with its typical architecture from the colonial period. The Interior is sober, but the decorations are interesting. A beautiful place of heritage colonial British
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  • St. John's Anglican Church is one of the oldest in Canada. I've attended services, concerts and had the opportunity to sing there on occasion. Definitely a MUST SEE when visiting Lunenburg.  more »
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  • A Historic place.Beautiful interior work .Well maintained church .Really worth to visit.
  • Very pretty church in a very pretty historic town.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • One of must-see churches in Canada. Spectacular and memorable!

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