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St. Paul's Church, Halifax

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#7 of 20 in Historic Sites in Halifax
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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.

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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  • We went to the service there. We were very leery to drop in on Sunday, as we are tourists and were concerned that, that would put everyone off. Let me tell you we had nothing to be concerned about.....  more
    We went to the service there. We were very leery to drop in on Sunday, as we are tourists and were concerned that, that would put everyone off. Let me tell you we had nothing to be concerned about.....  more »
  • If you enjoy history you will enjoy a visit to this beautiful church. It's located downtown and easy to include in your own walking tour of the city. 
    If you enjoy history you will enjoy a visit to this beautiful church. It's located downtown and easy to include in your own walking tour of the city.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Quiet, yet screaming with stories to be told. This quaint chapel still has evident scars from the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Worth the stop if you are in the downtown area.

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