St. George's Anglican Church & Graveyard, Sydney

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  • This church was built as the Garrison church in the late 1700's. The king of England had sent $5000 to have the church built and the construction project soon ran out of supplies. Because Louisburg, a...  more »
  • We stopped at this church which was established in 1785 as the Imperial Garrison Chapel. The stained glass here was lovely and it was interesting to walk thru the cemetery and see the old gravestones.  more »
  • Built in 1785 with adjoining old cemetary, unfortunately I could not go inside the day we were in port but still interesting to walk around. Very close and easy walk to & from cruise ship terminal.  more »
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  • The church opens in the late morning through the lunch hour on cruise ship days. The volunteers do a wonderful job and are dressed in their Edwardian costumes. If you are visiting Sydney on a day with a ship in port, drop in for a visit to the oldest building in town.
  • St. George’s Anglican Church is located in downtown Sydney, at the corner of Charlotte and Nepean Streets. The stone Gothic Revival style church, built between 1785 and 1791, is a local landmark. St George’s architecture is a simple, clean expression of dignity and solidness. St. George’s Anglican Church is valued as the oldest Anglican Church in Cape Breton; the oldest building in Sydney; for the property’s long history; and as a representation of the important role its parish council played in colonial Cape Breton. Many of Sydney's early and prominent citizens are buried in its cemetery. Building of St. George’s Church began in 1785 by engineers of the British 33rd Regiment of Foot, concurrently with the founding of Sydney and its designation as the capital of the new Colony of Cape Breton; however, it was not completed and designated as a parish until 1791. For almost two-hundred and twenty years St. George’s Church has been a place of worship, serving the people of Sydney. Originally, the Parish included the whole of Cape Breton Island, and St. George’s served as the British garrison chapel. As a garrison chapel until 1854, it was granted a Royal Pew and became the official place of worship for members of the Royal Family, if they should ever visit; a role that it still retains.
  • Beautiful church building.
  • Beautiful preserved church.
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