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St. George's Anglican Church & Graveyard

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Address: 119 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6J1, Canada
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+1 902-564-0813

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Old small church and graveyard. Worth a look, especially if its a cold dark day Autumn day around Halloween.

Reviewed 20 December 2016
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Old small church and graveyard. Worth a look, especially if its a cold dark day Autumn day around Halloween.

Thank VinceDarwin
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is the oldest building is Sydney dating from 1791. The Gothic revival style architecture of the building is quite wonderful with gabled roof and buttressed front corners. The church was designated a royal church in the mid-19th century and has a royal pew reserved for the English royal family (should they ever visit). Some nice stained glass memorial windows... More 

Thank trainfan2000
Crossville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

St. George's Anglican Church & Graveyard was between the Cossit House & the downtown area. We did not go inside, but found the graveyard very peaceful with all the old grave markers. We also noticed the old fashioned parking meters along the street.

1 Thank magic_carpets
Port Moody, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Built between 1785-91. It is a beautifully simple church. Friendly and polite volunteers offer up historic details and the woes of the decline of religion and congregation numbers. A problem faced by not only at this church but many all over our country and the US. Some simple stained glass, lovely wooden ceilings and dark pews. The flags of Canada... More 

Thank Mellie2013
Decatur, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

During a port-of-call stop on our New England-Canada cruise, we visited the church expecting more history and information than we actually got. There were some young kids "staffing" the desk who offered no assistance when we - the only people around - walked in. We wish we hadn't wasted our time there so we could have spent more time at... More 

Thank Steve B
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Originally founded to serve the military garrison, it sports some military themes and interest. We stopped a few minutes, resd some placards, took some pictures and moved on.

Thank AKM4755
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Very simple church but pretty on the inside. The grave yard is extremely old. The chair may be a chippendale and is worth seeing. Pretty stained glass windows.

Thank Charmingnl
Hershey, PA, USA
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Sydney locals turned out to make this a pleasurable excursion arranged by Silversea. Toured the town and some buildings, toured this historical Church, ended in the "tourist center" staffed by a group of lovely older ladies who provided teal and oat cakes on a blustery day. If you haven't time to do the Cabot Trail, Sydney is a nice hals-day... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Built in 1785 this Anglican Church is still in use today. Reflecting the basic needs of the time there is a stained glass window and wood carving of an eagle. The grave stones have all worn away with time but there is one inside the church for Rev. William Porter who lost his life falling through the ice. The church... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Gothic Revival style church, built in 1791, is the oldest Anglican Church in Cape Breton, and oldest building in Sydney. With the graveyard next door, and a craft hall in the rear (open when cruise ships are in town), this church is worth a visit.

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