St. Paul's Eastern United Church, Ottawa

St. Paul's Eastern United Church, Ottawa

Saint Paul's-Eastern United Church, located in Ottawa, is a historic congregation that holds a significant place in the city. Situated in downtown Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighborhood, at the intersection of Daly and Cumberland Streets, the church building is a striking example of Romanesque architecture, constructed using stone. It was originally built in 1888-1889 by architect S.R. Badgley for Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, featuring a prominent steeple.

Unfortunately, the church was built on sand, and the steeple side started sinking into the ground. The steeple was therefore removed early in the 20th century, leaving the building as a relatively squat stone structure.

In 1925, with the establishment of the United Church of Canada, Saint Paul's merged with the neighboring Eastern Methodist Church and adopted its current name.

In recent years (2003-present), there has been a resurgence of activity, membership, financial stability, and Sunday school involvement at Saint Paul's-Eastern. The church has attracted many young families and singles who have brought new energy and life to the community. Saint Paul's-Eastern serves as a hub for various groups and partners who utilize the church's facilities. These include organizations such as Jericho Road and Touch of Love, as well as external groups like the Girl Guides and Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Sight Name: St. Paul's Eastern United Church
Sight Location: Ottawa, Canada (See walking tours in Ottawa)
Sight Type: Religious
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