St Paul’s Church is one of the most significant landmarks in Halifax; in fact, the evangelical Anglican Church is the oldest surviving Protestant church in Canada and the oldest building in the city. It was given the Bishop's seat upon completion, making it the first Anglican cathedral outside of Great Britain. Thanks to the presence of a royal pew, the church welcomed dozens of monarchs throughout the centuries, including Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Kent, Prince Edward and King Edward VII. Its construction was based on the ground plan of St. Peter's Vere Street in London.
Now a National Historic Site of Canada, St Paul’s Church welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, especially because of its crypt. It contains the remains of 20 congregants, including Sir John Wentworth, Charles Lawrence, Michael Francklin, Lord Charles Montagu and John Parr, to name a few. The church is located right next to the historic Halifax Old Burying Ground, a famous tourist attraction which serves as eternal resting place to over 12,000 people.
St Paul’s Church is located in downtown Halifax at the south end of the Grand Parade on Argyle Street, just a stone throw’s from Halifax City Hall and Government House. Several bus routes offered by Metro Transit stop in the vicinity of St Paul’s Church, including routes 7, 9, 35 and 41. It is not advised to travel to St Paul’s Church by car as there is not parking available onsite. Guided visits are available Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 3pm during summer months. Services are scheduled every Sunday at 10am, with Eucharist on Wednesdays at 11am and morning prayer Fridays at 9am.