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By Robert Tuck, Graham Tuck

Churches of Nova Scotia is as a lot a human curiosity publication because it is set ecclesiastical constructions. either textual content and images inform the tale of greater than 30 Nova Scotia church buildings, yet within the telling, the connection among the inner existence and heritage of the church buildings and the outside and structure of the churches is explored. The booklet is easily balanced, containing a variety of church buildings from all components of the province and representing quite a few denominational and ethnic identities, time sessions, and architectural styles.

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S A I N T M A RY ’ S , AU B U R N : D E C E N C Y A N D O R D E R St. The panels on the end wall of the nave are of the Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Nova Scotia (left side) and King George III (right side), and are said to have been painted by Bishop Charles Inglis. a three-decker pulpit, perhaps placed in the centre in front of level towered over them both, and was topped by a sounding the altar, but possibly on one side under the chancel arch. The board. It was occupied by the preacher during the sermon, parish clerk, who led the responses of the congregation, many of whom would not have been able to read, occupied the desk at the lowest level of the pulpit, while the minister sat above him to recite the divine office and read the lessons.

In actual fact, they were built, with the assistance in many cases of government money, to try to stem the tide of enthusiasm Photo by Graham Tuck. that had swept in from New England before the American rebellion and that many Loyalists — particularly Charles Inglis — perceived as being subversive not only of decency and order, but also of attachment to the Crown. qxd 11/7/03 11:18 AM Page 34 This page intentionally left blank. qxd 11/7/03 11:18 AM Page 35 Chapter Four Barrington, Grand Pré and North West: Meet for the Sabbath n 1758 the Governor of Nova Scotia, Charles Lawrence, invited people in New England to come to Nova Scotia and settle the rich agricultural lands in the Annapolis Valley, the Minas Basin, and the Chignecto isthmus, lying vacant by reason of his recent expulsion of the Acadians, whose home they had been for more than a hundred years.

Removed the galleries along the east and west walls and, by The new church was also given a new dedication — to extending the building ninety-six feet to the north, not only Saint Mary. It was 104 feet long and built of the local iron- made good the lost seating, but added to it. The removal of stone with a sandstone front elevation on Spring Garden the gallery enabled each pair of upper and lower windows to Road. There were, on each side of its nave, two ranges of be joined, making one window in each bay audaciously tall eight windows, one above and one below, the heads in the in relation to its width.

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