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.Use our Halifax trip planner to visit St. Paul's Church on your trip to Halifax, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
The church is modelled after Marybone Chapel in Westminster, London, which was designed by controversial architect James Gibbs, the architect of St Martin-in-the-Fields at Trafalgar Square.
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. Close to the church is 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 1981, it was designated a Municipal Registered Heritage Property by the former City of Halifax, and in 1983 it was designated a Provincially Registered Heritage Property both under the provincial Heritage Property Act.
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Would have been interesting open only by appointment. Would have liked to visit the oldest Anglican Church in North America
Would have been interesting open only by appointment. Would have liked to visit the oldest Anglican Church in North America more »
A few blocks east of Citadel and at the Grand Parade [an open square], this Anglican [Church of England] edifice is the oldest building in Halifax, dating from 1750, the year after Halifax colony was.... more
A few blocks east of Citadel and at the Grand Parade [an open square], this Anglican [Church of England] edifice is the oldest building in Halifax, dating from 1750, the year after Halifax colony was.... more »
A beautiful church with a lot of history. One of the stops of the Halifax Ghost Tour. Do you see it? During the day you do!
Beautiful and Historic Church!
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