St. Alphonsus Catholic

St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia
St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia

St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church commands attention at the top of a hill overlooking Sydney Harbor in Nova Scotia, Canada.  It was built in 1916 and closed less than a century later in 2007.  Since then, it’s been fighting to avoid demolition and today it’s fate hasn’t yet been sealed.  There’s a tentative plan to sell the church to a restoration group, but the financial dealings are not all in place, so time will tell.

Pembroke Chapel

Pembroke Chapel, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Pembroke Chapel, Hants County,8903 Highway 215, Nova Scotia, Canada, Circa 1885

This old church is located out of the way in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada.  According to the weathered sign by the front door, the church was built in 1885 and ended services 50 years ago.  There is a neighboring cemetery with graves dating to 1861.

St. John’s Anglican

St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

St. John’s Anglican is a carpenter gothic style church in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Although it’s been around since 1753 and is the second oldest existing Protestant church in Canada, the building was nearly destroyed by fire in 2001.  It took several years to restore and was re-opened in 2005.  You can see how significant the damage was here – http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nslssgs/stjohn.htm