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.

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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.

Little Dutch Church

Little Dutch Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Little Dutch Church is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is the second oldest building in the city.  Originally known as St. George’s Church, The church was consecrated in 1760 and is also the oldest Lutheran church in Canada.  Although built in the Cape Cod style, the building has been modified over the years to include a bell tower and steeple.  The church also has a cemetery and continues to hold regular services.

Little Dutch Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cemetery at the Little Dutch Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia

All Saints Anglican

All Saints Anglican Church, Rossway, Digby County, Nova Scotia
All Saints Anglican Church, Rossway, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada

All Saints Anglican Church is on the way to Digby, Nova Scotia.  A small cemetery surrounds this combination of 18th century British Classicism and Colonial American meeting house style of construction.  The church was built in 1845  and includes a square bell tower and gabled roof.  It’s the oldest church still standing in Digby Neck and is included on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

St. John’s Anglican

St. John's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia
St. John’s Anglican Church and Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia

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.