Churches/ Cathedrals in Nova Scotia

Churches & Cathedrals in Nova Scotia, Canada

Churches & Cathedrals in Nova Scotia

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  • jclark569
    Fredericton, Canada23 contributions
    The walking tour of Lunenburg included this beautiful church and the extraordinary history that it has. Well worth a stop.
    Written July 15, 2023
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  • Lorrie F
    Toronto, Canada403 contributions
    Was such a delight to come across this church while enjoying our drive through Cape Breton Island! So unexpected, and so beautiful and interesting to enjoy!!
    Written July 17, 2023
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  • Pastor S
    79 contributions
    The church is nice, but hardly remarkable. However, ladies who serve as docents can share the background history and that is worth listening to. They'll tell you about this history of the pipe organ and the pews which are reserved for royalty. Without question, they are proud of their church and community and they want to winsomely share that story with you. I hope you get a chance to hear them.
    Written October 24, 2019
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  • trimic
    montreat368 contributions
    This is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Canada dating back to 1767. It does not have stain glass windows or a cathedral ceiling or velvet cushens on the pews. It does however exemplifies the simplicity of the early of the earliy churches of the 1700s.
    This is still an active congregaion however, now a church affiliated with the United Church of Canada. Only wish we could have been there to attend worship on Sunday.
    Worth a visit
    Written September 24, 2019
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  • KELLY M
    3 contributions
    This historic log church is out of the way but worth the drive. It is a replica (built in 1973) of the first church built in New Scotland when the Scottish migrations began.
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • NHjo
    Saco, ME8,553 contributions
    A beautiful, simple yellow 1880 wooden church on the French Shore of Acadia, Nova Scotia! This was one of several lovely churches I saw while driving from Digby to Yarmouth. Of course, the church wasn't open because it wasn't Sunday. Darn!
    Written June 5, 2023
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  • PAUL H
    Antigonish, Canada68 contributions
    Built by Scottish immigrants coming to Canada after Culloden. The ceiling paintings, currently being restored, are by Canada's leading Church artist. Well worth seeing.
    Written August 6, 2018
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  • Jae L
    Long Island, NY5,904 contributions
    During our shore excursion from the “10-Day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess ship last October, we visited the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell’s exhibits at “Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site”. On the way back to our ship, our bus stopped by the Baddeck Village center a few minutes away for coffee and shopping. Instead of getting into a restaurant or shops, we walked uphill for a few minutes to an attractive church with classy façade in black and white. When we walked into the sanctuary, we were pleasantly surprised at the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the sanctuary. The interior decors were very simple and yet elegant. The bright light coming through the windows kept the sanctuary bright and warm. The simple stained glass window with Jesus holding a lamb was impressive. The recessed altar area was somewhat unique. This Catholic church with Scottish heritage was quite different from typical Catholic churches with ornate and solemn interiors. And, yet, we felt so warm and inspired in the sanctuary. There was a choir rehearsal going on at the time, allowing us to listen to beautiful hymns while we sat down on a pew for a while. A visit to this church is highly recommended to the visitors to Baddeck.
    Written September 16, 2020
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  • Nunya-from-NS
    Wick, UK260 contributions
    This was a wonderful side-trip. The woman who gave the tour knew much of the history and made connections to many aspects of the local area ... shipbuilding (many features in the church), Acadian history, local history, etc. Loved it, and will go again.
    Written June 13, 2021
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  • Darlene649
    Smiths Falls, Canada330 contributions
    This is a great way to get to know the town and it's people. We got two knitted mitts using a pattern from Newfoundland, local soap, speciality baking (bacon balls) and fancy butters. We even met a local artist or two. All from going to the craft show at the church.
    Written December 8, 2019
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  • trainfan2000
    Hamilton, Canada2,590 contributions
    A beautiful stone church that dominates the village, it took 32 years to build. It is a monument to the dedication and hard work of the people in the area. The outside is a commanding presence and the interior matches it with beautiful arches and a vaulted ceiling. There was a funeral the day I visited and the church was packed so all I could do was just look inside but that glimpse was enough to make me want to return on a day I can spend more time there.
    Written November 2, 2018
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  • PatM52807
    Davenport, IA60 contributions
    Visiting St Mary's was a very pleasant side trip while in Sydney. The church is very attractive and recently refurbished. Wished we could have attended mass there but couldn't fit it in our schedlle
    Written August 2, 2018
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  • Karen F
    28 contributions
    This church is beautiful from the outside. Wish it were open when we were there. The pictures look beautiful. We did take many pictures of the outside as you don't often see a round church. It was interesting to read of the fire and to see how far they have come since then. I would like to go back some day to see the inside too.
    Written October 2, 2018
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  • bostonathony
    Wiscasset, ME41 contributions
    This was a surprising stop. The little church was gorgeous, easy parking and worth the 10 minutes it takes. PS They also have a bathroom which was an unexpected bonus.
    Written September 14, 2022
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  • Reg D
    Sydney, Canada42 contributions
    Wonderful church and community. A fabulous place for prayer and peace in a beautiful old church. Highly recommend.
    Written October 20, 2019
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