Preserving Our Built Heritage

Hillsborough Baptist Church

Hillsborough Baptist Church

When I moved to Nova Scotia a few years ago, I was amazed to see so many beautiful white, wooden churches. They provide quite a contrast to the modern brick structures I was used to seeing in the southern US. Even today, I never get tired of driving around to see the old church buildings dotting the countryside.

The Atlantic Baptist Built Heritage Project works to preserve the story of Baptist churches across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. You can view the project at http://atlanticbaptistheritage.ca.

The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies is pleased to help fund this project, which is an initiative of the Baptist Historical Committee of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada.

East Dalhousie Baptist

East Dalhousie Baptist

 

 

The project focuses on the built heritage of Atlantic Baptist churches—their architecture and structure. It includes photographs and descriptions of more than 100 churches, some of which are no longer standing.

Evergreen United Baptist

Evergreen United Baptist

 

 

More than twenty years in the making, the project has benefitted from the work of multiple individuals concerned with preserving Baptists’ built heritage. Most recently, we are grateful to Liz Daniels and Carley Lee for their contributions.

With more than 500 historic Baptist churches in Atlantic Canada, we need your help with the Built Heritage Project! You can submit information about churches in your area here.

I also recommend that you take the time to browse the project website at http://atlanticbaptistheritage.ca. If you like what you see, consider donating to the General Operations budget of ACBAS, with a note that your contribution should go to the Atlantic Baptist Built Heritage Project.

 

Thank you for helping us preserve the heritage of Baptist churches in Atlantic Canada!

 

Contributed by Dr. Melody Maxwell