St. Paul's Church, Halifax

St. Paul's Church, Halifax (must see)

St. Paul's Church is an evangelical Anglican church, that takes its name from Paul of Tarsus, the apostle famous for his conversion while travelling to Damascus. Founded in 1749 (the same year as the Halifax colony), it is the oldest still-standing Anglican church in Canada. The building was begun in 1750 (making it the oldest surviving structure in the city of Halifax) and is based on the ground plan of the Gibbs' Marybone Chapel of St. Peter's, Vere Street in London, with later additions such as a larger tower.

Reverend William Tutty (1715-1754) opened St Paul's Church on September 2, 1750. With the creation of the Diocese of Nova Scotia in 1787, St. Paul's was given the Bishop's seat, making it the first Anglican cathedral outside of Great Britain. It served as the cathedral from 1787-1864. Saint Paul's has a royal pew, and many royal guests have visited, including the father of Queen Victoria, the Duke of Kent, and Princesses Michael, Margaret, Alexandra, and Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince William Henry in 1786 (later King William IV), Edward in 1860 (later King Edward VII), and Prince Edward in 1987.

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Sight Name: St. Paul's Church
Sight Location: Halifax, Canada
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Halifax Churches Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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