St. Andrews Kirk - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 45° 16.237 W 066° 03.577
19T E 730652 N 5017219
The Gothic Revival style Saint Andrews Kirk, a.k.a. Andrews and St. David Church, United Church of Canada, is located at 164 Germain Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Waymark Code: WM16ZQB
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date Posted: 11/08/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
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Scottish Presbyterian Loyalist arrived in St. John on May 18, 1783. The original of St. Andrew's Kirk was opened in May 1815 as the Mother Church of Presbyterianism in St. John. Saint David’s Presbyterian Church was formed in 1847 when part of the congregation of Saint Andrew’s left to form a Free Presbyterian Church of Saint John on Sydney Street. The church opened on August 25, 1850 as the Fourth Presbyterian Church, and was renamed in 1851 to Saint David’s Church. In 1875 both St. Andrew's and Saint David’s Church broke ties with the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland and joined in the Presbyterian Church of Canada. On June 20, 1877 the Great Fire destroyed the church. The present Gothic Revival style Saint Andrew’s Church was rebuilt of locally quarried limestone in 1879. (visit link)

In 1925 St. Andrews Church joined the United Church of Canada. On January 1, 1962 St. Andrew's and St. David's Churches joined to form a single church at the site of St. Andrew's Church. In 1982 the church was listed as Provincial Heritage Place.

A set of steps leads up to the triple Gothic style entrances at the main block of the church. Above the entrances is a large four part stained glass window with a rose window above three Gothic windows below. A cross tops the gable end of the main block.

A tall bell tower is located on the NW corner of the church. The lower level has three ascending lancet Gothic windows. The middle has a lancet Gothic window. The upper part is a belfry with double, ornate louvered windows. A copper clad octagonal spire with four dormers and a tall finial windows rises from the tower. On the SW corner is a shorter tower with Gothic windows and a pyramidal roof.
URL of Page from Heritage Register: [Web Link]

Site's Own URL: [Web Link]

Address of site:
164 Germain Street
Saint John
New Brunswick, Canada
E2L 5B2

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