By Robert Tuck, Graham Tuck

Churches of Nova Scotia is as a lot a human curiosity ebook because it is set ecclesiastical structures. either textual content and images inform the tale of greater than 30 Nova Scotia church buildings, yet within the telling, the connection among the internal existence and heritage of the church buildings and the outside and structure of the churches is explored. The booklet is definitely balanced, containing a variety of church buildings from all elements of the province and representing quite a few denominational and ethnic identities, time sessions, and architectural styles.

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Was enlarged in 1761, with financial assistance from the govThe foreign Protestants from Germany were Lutheran ernment, and given a small steeple (in which was hung a bell and those from Switzerland and Montbeliard Calvinist or purloined from the French at the fall of Louisburg), it was Reformed; but the English established church was Anglican. blessed by the rector of St. Paul’s, the Reverend John Because Nova Scotia was an English colony, inevitably there Breynton, in both English and German.

The years that followed were a prosperous time in ble to the moist climate of the Atlantic coast. In 1936, the church was painted white with black trim, an inappropriate choice for a High-Victorian-Gothic-Revival-style building, which always looks best in colour. Much of this fabric was destroyed in the fire in 2001 and had to be refashioned in the restoration of 2003. But most of the furniture, including a richly carved altar made in 1926, remained undamaged or repairable, and many of the stained glass windows and memorial plaques survived the fire, although with various degrees of injury.

The Covenanter’s Church is set on a hill and was built 1804–11. however, but a museum. One enters it expecting to find an altar, statues of saints, and a prie-dieu at which to kneel and bewail the sorrow that befell the folk who cleared and diked and settled and farmed these Minas meadows; but no, there are instead glass cases containing fragments of their lives dug out of the ground by archaeologists. Photo by Graham Tuck. e. northwest of a modern replica of the church in which the earlier Acadian Lunenburg) near Mahone Bay dates from 1820, but its origins inhabitants worshipped, and in which they were assembled are earlier than that, in missions preached in the 1790s by an The Meeting House, North West, 1820.

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