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St. Paul's Church

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St. Paul's Church

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YTCHENG wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China15,500 contributions1,142 helpful votes
St. Paul's Church has its significance importance in local history. It had been built with timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749 and remained after the Halifax explosion by then. A nice church with quiet garden outside. The Anglican church was still functioning and quite plainly-decorated inside.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Robin B wrote a review Oct 2019
Phoenix, Arizona959 contributions509 helpful votes
Unlike St. Mary’s, the doors of this church were open and welcoming. There was a docent inside with whom we chatted for quite a while about the history of the church and the Halifax explosion. Definitely worth a stop.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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John M wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina1,735 contributions723 helpful votes
St. Paul's is a functioning Anglican church. While I was there, a service was underway. The interior is rather plain. If you like history,it might be worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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grotbags wrote a review Oct 2019
london414 contributions155 helpful votes
Beautiful church and the guide was friendly and keen to impart information about the church and the area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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on_the_go_98765 wrote a review Sep 2019
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The church is at one end of "The Grand Parade" and, on the other end, is the City Hall. In between these edifices is a rectangle of open space circa 1750 (first laid-out with the initial rectangular urban city blocks plan.) The Grand Parade was the center of town and a recognized gathering place. The Georgian architectural styled church was established in 1750 and retains the bragging rights as being the oldest Anglican Church in Canada and the oldest building in all of Halifax. In 1749, 300 people were brought over to settle and it did not take too long for the first church corner-stone to be laid. It also was the garrison's church (read that to mean affiliated with the military) until 1844. It's the rest of the Grand Parade that was of interest to me this visit. The Cenotaph honors the war dead in both World Wars and also Korea (1950-1953). In Korea, 25,000 Canadians served and 516 died; 378 remain buried in Korea. This is a gathering place on Remembrance Day. The figure at the top is a grieving Britannia, although victorious, her sons paid the price. Back to the church: it is on the registry of National Historic Sites and is open to visitors daily. When the 1917 explosion of a munitions ship devastated Halifax, the force of the blast traveled at 3,300 feet in a single second. It was the largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb. Story has it that the church Deacon was standing upstairs in profile by the window at that ill-fated moment when the church received a blast: some windows were blown out and, in one window, the image attributed to the profile of the Deacon cannot be removed by cleaning. It may be that his profile was etched in glass. It wasn't readily apparent. For ghosts, go across the street to Five Fishermen Restaurant (once the site of Titanic and 1917 explosion morgues.) Our guide was with a company called Ambassatours. He was exceptional.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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