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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 3:15 AM
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what happened to the tower? Just a victim of poor maintenance?
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 3:22 AM
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I was gonna post that quote from Twain but I couldn't remember how it went.

I though church condos were a more recent thing.
There was one on or near Prince Arthur back in the 80s. Maybe it was the only one until more recently. My ex-wife's stepsister lived there with her mother. I liked it at the time, beige melamine with that wood strip handle in the kitchen and parquetry flooring everywhere else. Lol.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 4:04 AM
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 5:34 AM
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The OP is actually only a tiny sample that's missing untold numbers of nice churches.

Just off the top of my head, here are at least three "prominent" downtown ones that he's missed: St. James', Notre-Dame, Christ Church.
I didn't miss as much as I kept some for another part. There are just too many remarkable exemples for just one post

But since you brought Notre-Dame Basilica...

Notre-Dame Basicilia (Old Montreal)
Build 1829.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/jazmin...81601/sizes/h/


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Already one of my favourite threads. Fantastic!!!

Eat you heart out, Spliff.
Ya, amazing photos and I love old churches.

MolsonExport, have you got any of London's St.Peter and St.Paul down on Richmond? Not up to Montreal's beauties but pretty damn fine especially St>peters Catholic. Both are next to Victoria Park so their situation is also lovely.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 10:34 AM
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Ste-Anne is a beautiful church. We took my grandmother there and the pageantry surrounding it - she was in awe. I don't think she'd have been much more excited by the Vatican.

There's a giant, giant wooden church in Churchpoint, NS, too that I remember.
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Recently? I know it's non-denominational now, maybe has been for decades, perhaps since shortly after they built the 1960s stacked orange segment thing where I had my first communion.

Apparently it started out as a Catholic Church for the college boys, and staff, but morphed into a parish church as the surrounding Catholic population grew and became wealthy enough to build its own church in the 60s.

I attended a Unitarian wedding there in the mid -late 90s.
'twas certainly Catholic when I tied the knot.
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Ya, amazing photos and I love old churches.

MolsonExport, have you got any of London's St.Peter and St.Paul down on Richmond? Not up to Montreal's beauties but pretty damn fine especially St>peters Catholic. Both are next to Victoria Park so their situation is also lovely.
Indeed, more St. Peter (I am a [lapsed] Catholic, but go sometimes to please my wife)
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To borrow a term beloved by a certain poster (a term that I despise), Montreal "punches [way] above its weight" in outstanding/beautiful churches. (I also hate that smiley)
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Here is that church in Church Point NS. Église Ste-Marie. Said to be the tallest and largest wooden building in North America. It's almost 60 m tall I think.

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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 11:22 AM
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Just up the road from Church Point is this massive church (for the size of the village anyway) in St-Bernard:


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Yeah, Roman Catholic churches built at the time Montreal was growing are generally my favourite. Pity the modern ones tend to be the worst of all.

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A few of my favourites from out around the bay.

Church of the Immaculate Conception - Harbour Grace

This church was one of the first Roman Catholic churches built following the repeal the Penal Laws in 1832. Those laws prohibited Roman Catholic worship and, although struck down by the King in, I believe, 1829, Newfoundland - which had the strictest ones of the entire empire - refused to comply until 1832. Harbour Grace remained divided, and was the scene of deadly riots until well into the 1870s. Parliament event prohibited them from voting in one election because there was so much sectarian strife.

Cathedral by Vicky TH, on Flickr

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church by Gord Spence, on Flickr

Immaculate Conception Church - Hr. Grace, NL by Andrea Peddle, on Flickr

St. Paul's Anglican Church - Harbour Grace

St.Paul's @ Harbour Grace, Newfoundland by mbbrun, on Flickr

St. Paul's Anglican Church - Trinity

St. Paul's Anglican Church by PietervH, on Flickr

St. Paul's Church - Trinity, NL by Lee Bennett, on Flickr

Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church - Placentia

French-influenced, as this was their capital until the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 forced them out and to Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.

Sacred Heart Church by Kevin Woodbury, on Flickr

Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church - King's Cove

Sts Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church by Colorado Sands, on Flickr

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church - Carbonear

St. Patricks November 2 2015 PNG by Darlene Stamp, on Flickr

Holy Martyr's Anglican Church - Port Union

_MG_0676 by Darlene Stamp, on Flickr

Holy Redeemer Church - Corner Brook

pl08juin14_094 by Pierre Langlois, on Flickr

(Seek ye first the Kingdom of God... or else. Love how sinister it is.)

Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church - Port au Port

Our Lady of Mercy Church by Jonathan Hollett, on Flickr

Port Au Port Church by Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, on Flickr

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church - Brigus

Church In Brigus by Sandra Elford, on Flickr

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church - Trinity

Trinity by john.king, on Flickr
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Signal is the Church of the Immaculate Conception abandoned, I have many of my own photos to contribute to this amazing thread?
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It's getting there. I remember last year or the year before there were articles about how the congregation is dying off and they've poured millions into it but can't keep it going and they were looking for money, or something. It's still there. I don't think it houses a mass or anything but I really don't know.
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I know I've said it before, but Ste. Anne de Beaupre is just spectacular. What an absolutely epic building.

I'm really impressed with the beautiful buildings in this thread. That one in Corner Brook is amazing too... I love grandiose churches built in modern styles.
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Already one of my favourite threads. Fantastic!!!

Eat you heart out, Spliff.
Meh, these churches are paid for by Alberta transfer payments... only reason they're still standing.
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The best-known ones in the city are St. Paul's, because of its age (1750, oldest Anglican church in Canada)
Right. I had in the back of my mind the feeling that the "oldest Anglican church" was in Quebec City (see below) but I was mistaken. It's the first Anglican cathedral ever built outside the British Isles. So oldest cathedral, not oldest church.

The Anglican "Diocese of Quebec" was formed in 1793 and it covered all of Canada (Lower Canada and Upper Canada) which excluded Halifax at the time.

As you rightly point out, it's interesting to realize that since the creation of Halifax predates the British invasion of Canada, Halifax is nowadays likely to own pretty much all the claims to "oldest British whatever" within the current borders of Canada. St. Paul's church, for example. As a history buff, I never tire of hearing you bring up info about Halifax. The city's best spokesman on here lives in Vancouver

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St Dunstan's Basilica in Charlottetown PEI. A pretty grand church for a small city, thanks to a largish Irish and highland Scots population base.







All photos my own. It's hard to get a good perspective shot in the summertime due to all the mature trees on Great George Street.

Here's one from the interweb taken in the wintertime:



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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 3:37 PM
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Lovely.

... I think I recall from a previous SSP discussion that Moncton has an intersection with churches on three of the four corners (you'd almost think you're in Montreal). At least one of these was gorgeous, and the others weren't bad either.
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