Saint Peter's and Saint John's Anglican Church

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Saint Peter's and Saint John's Anglican Church
Saint Peter's and Saint John's Anglican Church, Baddeck, Nova Scotia.jpg
General information
Architectural style Cambridge Camden Society, Neo-Gothic
Location Shore Road
Town or city Baddeck, NS
Country Canada
Construction started 1883
Completed 1883
Technical details
Structural system Wood board and batten
Design and construction
Architect Simon Gibbons

Saint Peter's and Saint John's Anglican Church is an historic building in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The church is one of only four remaining churches designed by Reverend Simon Gibbons, Canada's first Inuit priest. [1] Built in 1883, the church is the second of six churches built by Gibbons in Nova Scotia.[1]

It is believed that Gibbons first came into contact with the Cambridge Camden Society while building Saint Peter's and Saint John's Anglican Church.[1] According to the Canadian Register of Historic Places, of the remaining churches designed by Gibbons, St. Peter's and St. John's best exemplifies the style of the Cambridge Camden society [1] which advocated a return to simple Medieval styles.[1] Typical of neo-Gothic architecture, the wooden church features buttresses, pointed arch windows, and a round-headed window on the east elevation.[1]

The property was recognized as a heritage property under he Nova Scotia Heritage Property Act in 1990.[1] The church continues to hold masses to this day.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Saint Peter's and Saint John's Anglican Church". Historic Places. Government of Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2012.