Shelburne County Churches


Old Wooden Meeting House
Barrington, Nova Scotia

This meeting house, built by the original grantees in 1765, is the oldest non-conformist Protestant meeting house in Canada. The first minister, Rev. Samuel Wood, a Congregationalist, served for five years. The first Methodist minister, Freeborn Garretson, preached there in 1786. An intriguing feature of this meeting house was the placement of sun dials on the eastern and western gables. It was said that people would know the noon hour from afar by the flash of the sun on the western gable.

Church records available on microfilm through the LDS:

Church Records Years LDS Film Number
St. George's Christ Church
Shelburne, Shelburne, NS
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
1783-1813
1783-1813
1783-1867
1378309..Item 34
St. Patrick's Christ Church
Shelburne, Shelburne, NS
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
1813-1871
1813-1862
1867-1920
1378310
Christ Church Anglican Church
Shelburne, Shelburne, NS
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
1783-1869
1783-1869
1783-1869
1012328..Item 4


Information on this page provided by Frank W. Daniels


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