Musée Église Sainte-Marie Museum, Church Point, NS

Musée Église Sainte-Marie Museum
1713 Hwy 1
B0W 1M0 Church Point
Nova Scotia
(902) 769-2832
902-769-2378
902-769-0048
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Église Sainte-Marie, is located in Church Point next to the Université Sainte-Anne campus. Sainte-Marie parish, the first parish to be established in the St. Mary's Bay area of Southwest Nova Scotia, is a catholic community of the Archdiocese of Yarmouth/Halifax.


A historical place of worship, the church, with its steeple rising 56.4 m (185 feet) above the ground, is the largest wooden church in North America. Built over a period of two years, from 1903 to 1905, by 1500 volunteers under the supervision of a master carpenter who could neither read nor write, it features large columns which are actually complete 20 m (70ft) tall tree trunks. The tall steeple is anchored down using 40 tons of rocks and contains 3 large bells with a combined weight of almost 2 tons.


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