St. John’s Anglican Church in Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia was built in 1895. The area is a few miles northeast of Sheet Harbour and the odd-sounding town name is thought to be a corruption of an old Indian name meaning “soft sand place”. Just west of the church is an even older schoolhouse rebuilt in 1886. A cemetery with approximately three hundred graves surrounds the building with markers dating back to 1830, although there are some recent burials as well.
Little River Baptist Church in Nova Scotia, Canada was built in late 1876. The wooden church with Gothic detailing also features a central tower. The church and cemetery are now part of the heritage designation for Canada’s Historic Places.
St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church is located just off the highway in Glendale, Nova Scotia, Canada. The light wasn’t ideal when I passed by, so I included some wildflowers in the frame to try and add more interest to the shot. This Cape Breton church was built in 1875.
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
On the drive to Cape Breton Island, this church was an unplanned stop. The tall steeple can be seen from the main highway, so I took a quick detour one morning in September into Heatherton, Nova Scotia. The church will be celebrating 150 years in 2017.
I found this Grand Pré , Nova Scotia church just before sunset. The New England meeting house style church dates from the beginning of the 1800’s and is the oldest remaining Presbyterian church in Canada. It became part of the United Church of Canada in 1925 and today still holds services during the summer months.