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Free Self-Guided Tours (Monday – Friday) are available to you currently between 10am and 2:30pm. Please ensure that you are showing no signs of sickness before you enter, as we continue to practice healthy socializing post-COVID. Masks are not mandatory, but welcomed. Hand sanitizer is available.
Summer 2023: We anticipate another season of Guided Tours as well this year. These are facilitated by SUMMER STUDENT INTERPRETIVE GUIDES annually, typically between mid-June and the end of August. These wonderful Guides are made possible through the generous funding of CANADA SUMMER JOBS (an initiative of the Government of Canada). Once we know if our 2023 application has been approved (or not), we will have more specific dates advertised for these Guided Tours. In the meantime, self-guided tours (as above) are your next great option when visiting us!
We welcome individuals, school groups, tourists and pilgrims to visit; asking that all maintain respectful behaviour please, in honour of the risen Lord Jesus and his house of worship. Please do not bring in food/drink during your visit. You are welcomed to take photographs. The upstairs Gallery is currently off-limits to visitors. Please do not venture in to the back rooms or behind the rail at the Altar.
The church is closed on public/civic holidays. Aside from the times noted above, you are also warmly welcomed to join us for worship: Sundays for 10:00 am; Wednesdays at 11am; Mon-Fri for 9am Morning Prayer. We kindly ask that you do not plan your viewing of the church building during any of these worship times, however.
While all tours are free, we welcome donations of any size.
Take a Virtual tour (thanks to Richard Novossiltzeff)!
Step into history
Visitors to St. Paul’s discover a church rich in objects of interest. Its walls and pillars are studded with mural tablets, heraldic devices, and other memorials. The tombs beneath the floor hold the remains of distinguished leaders of church and state. Its windows and furnishings are memorials to others remembered for their virtues. Tattered flags and banners recall the glories of the fighting forces of the empire in the past two centuries.
The Halifax Explosion
St. Paul’s Church and parish hall survived the Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917, without major damage. Immediate aid was available in the parish hall, and an army of parishioners assisted the victims of the disaster.
Two reminders of the explosion in the church are the west gallery window and a piece of window frame embedded above the War Memorial Arch in the entrance area (narthex).