St. George's Anglican Church (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia)

St. George's Anglican Church is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Anglican church building located at 216 Main Street in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

St. George's Anglican Church

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Municipally Registered Property
ID No. 14MNS0112

Listed: 9/28/1987[1]
St. George's Anglican Church
Parrsboro MainStreet NS Canada.JPG
Main Street Parrsboro with St. George's on the left
General information
Architectural styleCarpenter Gothic
Town or city216 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Completedca. 1865
Technical details
Structural systemone-storey wood frame
Design and construction
Architect(s)Thomas R. Corbett, builder


Rev. Thomas Shreve, was the first rector of St. George's parish and stayed for 15 years (1787–1803). The Parish of St. Georges was established by Order in Council in 1786 and at one time had seven churches along the shore from Apple River to Truro.[2]

Built around 1865, the current church's steep pitched roof, corner belfry with spire, and lancet windows are typical of Carpenter Gothic churches. St. George's is part of the Parrsboro/Port Greville Parish in the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Rev'd Tory Byrne is the rector. The present building is the third the church has had since its founding in 1786. St. George's is a municipally registered heritage site as designated by the City of Parrsboro on September 28, 1987. [1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Canada's Historic Places listing for St. George's Anglican Church
  2. ^ "Anglican Church influential in Parrsboro history | Saltwire".
  3. ^ Classics by the Bay, 2009, venues
  4. ^ "Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Directory of Region 10 Chignecto (formerly Cobequid/Cumberland)". Archived from the original on 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2009-10-05.

Coordinates: 45°24′17″N 64°19′34″W / 45.4046°N 64.3261°W / 45.4046; -64.3261