St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg

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#3 of 53 in Historic Sites in Southwest Nova Scotia
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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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  • This church was constructed in 1756 and after many alterations it sadly succumbed to a fire on Halloween night 2001 - the blaze destroyed most the contents and half of the building, which had been... 
    This church was constructed in 1756 and after many alterations it sadly succumbed to a fire on Halloween night 2001 - the blaze destroyed most the contents and half of the building, which had been...  more »
  • this is a beautiful church. Quite the find in little Lunenburg. Certainly worth a visit. The windows are amazing. Its a short walk into town, up the hill from the harbour. 
    this is a beautiful church. Quite the find in little Lunenburg. Certainly worth a visit. The windows are amazing. Its a short walk into town, up the hill from the harbour.  more »
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  • Love this beautiful church and its history. Amazingly, there are still lots of people who come to join the worship. We were surprised to see how the 10 tuned bells sang different songs at noon for half an hour. Don't forget to check the "Vinegar Bible" downstairs.
  • Such a beautiful church. It tells the history of the fire that the church has that destroyed everything and there’s a tour guide there to tell you more if you ask. Stained glass is on all walls and the balcony has the Lords Prayer and the 10 commandments written down. Definitely recommend if you love history & religion. The glass is absolutely beautiful

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