Centreville Baptist

Centreville United Baptist Church, Trout Cove Road, Centreville,
Centreville United Baptist Church, Nova Scotia

Centreville United Baptist Church is only a few yards away from Centreville United in Nova Scotia, Canada.  It was a church discovered by driving by and nothing found yet on its history.

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St. Andrews

St. Andrews United Church, Moser River, Nova Scotia, Canada
St. Andrews United Church, Moser River, Nova Scotia, Canada

St. Andrews Church and cemetery are located on the Moser River, north of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The town relies on tourism and forestry these days and the dwindling population has led the congregation to disband.  The church is now for sale.

 

Zion United

Union Baptist Church, Nova Scotia, Canada
Zion United Church, Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Zion United is also located in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia near the United Baptist Church.  This wooden building  was built as a Methodist church in 1856 and that congregation later joined the United Church of Canada in the 1920s.  There’s a cemetery surrounding the church and Zion United is also included on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

United Baptist

Union Baptist Church, Nova Scotia, Canada
Union Baptist Church, Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

In Digby Neck, Nova Scotia are a few old churches in the hamlet of Sandy Cove.  Union Baptist Church is considered Greek Revival and was built in 1849 as a collaborative effort of local Baptist and Methodist congregations.  It’s included on the Canadian Register of Historic Places along with the adjacent cemetery.

Selma United Baptist

Selma United Church and Cemetery, Selma, Hants County, Nova Scotia
Selma United Church and Cemetery, Selma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Selma United in Hants County, Nova Scotia is another former Methodist church that became (as of 1925) part of the Church of Canada.  The cemetery behind the church dates from 1824 and I assume the congregation was established about that time.  No longer actively used as a church, the building is now a community meeting space.

Lower Cape Baptist

Lower Cape Baptist Church, Lower Cape, New Brunswick, Canada
Lower Cape Baptist Church, Lower Cape, New Brunswick, Canada

On the western shore of the Bay of Fundy is Lower Cape, New Brunswick.  This Baptist church was established in 1825 and the Meeting House used by the congregation was destroyed by fire in 1888.  This replacement building was completed in 1892.  The church has been restored and now is covered with vinyl siding and rectangular windows without stained glass.   An old cemetery surrounds the church.

 

St. Louis Catholic

St. Louis Catholic Church, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
St. Louis Catholic Church, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

The area around Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia has been settled by various groups for several hundred years.  The French began colonizing Nova Scotia in the early 1600s and started their settlement in this area soon after.  The Saint-Jean Baptist Parish (renamed later) was founded in 1636 and is considered Canada’s second oldest Roman Catholic Parish.  This church, built in 1910, replaced a smaller building and has a mix of Greek Revival and Second Empire architectural styles.