PRESS RELEASE

Sunday, June 12th, 2005 at 3:00 pm - St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia will reopen its doors to its parishioners for a Service of Rededication.

Congratulations to the parishioners of St. John’s Anglican Church, who on June 12th, 2005 will celebrate the rededication of a restored St. John’s. The service will be led by Bishop Fred Hiltz, former rector of St. John’s and Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

On November 1, 2001 we all grieved over the fire of St. John’s. Our hearts ached as we watched the symbol of our spiritual lives be consumed by flames. For nearly two and a half centuries, St. John’s Church has stood proudly as a spiritual and architectural anchor in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. But, with the devastating fire a new chapter in St. John’s long history began.

The parishioners of St. John’s voted for Restoration accepting an obligation passed on to each generation by the people who built it. A building of great religious, cultural, historical and artistic value was to be restored.

The support of the restoration project is a testimonial to the power of faith. It has united the parish to its community, province, nation and the world. It has motivated, stimulated, inspired and touched many, many people. This restoration job has restored faith and as we prepare for our “homecoming” on June 12th we realize that we must preserve and protect St. John’s for the future. At this significant moment in our history, we look to our heritage for inspiration and witness, we affirm our faith and we celebrate and embrace our vision.

After the service St. John’s will be open until 9:00 pm. There will also be a Chime Concert by chime master and church warden, Peter Allen. We would like to invite all members of the community and the general public to celebrate our heritage, fortify our faith and realize our vision.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our restoration project, please feel free to contact us at stjohnslunenburg@eastlink.ca .

St. John’s Church
81 Cumberland Street
PO Box 238
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Canada B0J 2C0

902 634 4994 (office)
902 634 4231 (fax)

St. John's Anglican Church


"Church of the Stars"
A mystery of the gold gilded chancel stars was uncovered during the restoration project of St. John's Anglican Church. Click here to watch the award winning story featured on the Discovery Channel "Daily Planet" program.

Restoration in the News


A virtual photographic tour of St John's is now available from the World Monument web site.
Click here to view

Virtual photo tour going on-line *Taken from Bridgewater Bulletin and Progress Enterprise June 23, 2004. Written by Robert Hirtle Click here for the full article

St. John's Restoration, Press Release & Updates:


June 12, 2005

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October 2004

October 7, 2004

September 2004

May 27, 2004

Donate to St. John's Restoration


St. John’s Restoration is pleased to offer the capability of secure online donations through Canadahelps.org, a non-profit, youth-driven initiative that allows you to help St. John’s Restoration fund quickly and easily.Click here

St. John's Restoration, Annual Report 2004


We invite you to review the many details of the project to restore one of Canada's finest National Historic Sites, as presented in this booklet by our committee members. Click here

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