St. Barnabas Anglican

St. Barnabas Anglican Church and Cemetery, Ecum Secum,  Nova Scotia
St. Barnabas Anglican Church and Cemetery, Ecum Secum, Nova Scotia

St. Barnabas Anglican Church opened in 1887 and consecrated in 1889.  The surrounding cemetery is a bit older.  The Nova Scotia church is located in Ecum Secum, a strange name that nobody seems to know how it was derived.  The style of the church is Gothic Revival with a bell tower and steeple.

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Mahone Bay

Churches, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Churches, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia is a postcard type town.  Along the small bay in the center of town are a trio of old churches- St. James Anglican, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, and Trinity United.  The mix of churches is the result of mostly German, Swiss and French settlers to the area in the mid-18th century.

Trinity Lutheran is a Gothic Revival building built in 1861 and moved to its present site in 1869.  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran was built in 1869 and St. James Anglican dates from 1887.

 

St. Peter’s Catholic

St. Peter's Catholic Church and Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia was organized around 1857 and the current church shown here was completed in 1905.  There are about 450 graves in the cemetery dating back to 1860.

St. Peters Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia
Interior, St. Peters Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia

Kempt Shore Presbyterian

Kempt Shore United Church and Cemetery, Hants County, Nova Scotia
Kempt Shore United Church and Cemetery, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Kempt Shore Presbyterian Church is in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a wood frame church built on a sandstone block foundation and includes a basement.  The church was built in 1865 at the junction of the Avon River and Minas Basin by a former shipyard owner.   It became part of the United Church of Canda in the early 1900s and services were held in the church until 1967.  The church was added to the the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Calvin United

Calvary United Church, Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Calvin United Church, Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

This church’s original congregation was Presbyterian and was organized sometime around 1850.  It’s located in a small fishing village near the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and appears to date from 1887.  Today (since 1925) it serves the United Church of Canada.

Centreville United

Centreville United Church, Centreville, Nova Scotia
Centreville United Church, Centreville, Nova Scotia

Centreville United Church was built in 1856 and is located on Digby Neck in Nova Scotia, Canada.  The wood frame church has a side tower and was constructed by the Methodist congregation.  That congregation voted to leave the Methodist Church of Canada when the United Church of Canada was formed in 1925.  Eventually it fell out of use and was purchased in 1970 and now sits on private land.  The church is listed on Canada’s Historic Places.