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Covenanter Church, Grand Pré

A National, Provincial and United Church of Canada Maritime Conference Historic Site. Soon after the arrival of the New England Planters in 1760 clergy followed them to this area to guide them in Christian ways. The Rev. James Murdoch, a Presbyterian from Ireland gathered a congregation here in 1767. In 1804, led by the Rev. George Gilmore the Presbyterian community began the construction of this building for their worship. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Canada and an object of pride to the local community, the Covenanter is unique in its architectural design and is usually described as being a typical 18th century New England Meeting House built on the long-walled construction method. For the greater part of the 19th century it was home to a Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland congregation commonly referred to as "Covenanters" - hence its name.  It is currently is owned and maintained by the Orchard Valley Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada.  Regular worship services take place Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. during July and August and each December 

Copyright: Richard Novossiltzeff
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Taken: 29/07/2014
Uploaded: 30/07/2014
Updated: 10/04/2015


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