This is the oldest building is Sydney dating from 1791. The Gothic revival style architecture of the building is quite wonderful with gabled roof and buttressed front corners. The church was designated a royal church in the mid-19th century and has a royal pew reserved for the English royal family (should they ever visit). Some nice stained glass memorial windows... 更多
St. George's Anglican Church & Graveyard was between the Cossit House & the downtown area. We did not go inside, but found the graveyard very peaceful with all the old grave markers. We also noticed the old fashioned parking meters along the street.
Built between 1785-91. It is a beautifully simple church. Friendly and polite volunteers offer up historic details and the woes of the decline of religion and congregation numbers. A problem faced by not only at this church but many all over our country and the US. Some simple stained glass, lovely wooden ceilings and dark pews. The flags of Canada... 更多
During a port-of-call stop on our New England-Canada cruise, we visited the church expecting more history and information than we actually got. There were some young kids "staffing" the desk who offered no assistance when we - the only people around - walked in. We wish we hadn't wasted our time there so we could have spent more time at... 更多
Very simple church but pretty on the inside. The grave yard is extremely old. The chair may be a chippendale and is worth seeing. Pretty stained glass windows.
Sydney locals turned out to make this a pleasurable excursion arranged by Silversea. Toured the town and some buildings, toured this historical Church, ended in the "tourist center" staffed by a group of lovely older ladies who provided teal and oat cakes on a blustery day. If you haven't time to do the Cabot Trail, Sydney is a nice hals-day... 更多
Built in 1785 this Anglican Church is still in use today. Reflecting the basic needs of the time there is a stained glass window and wood carving of an eagle. The grave stones have all worn away with time but there is one inside the church for Rev. William Porter who lost his life falling through the ice. The church... 更多
Gothic Revival style church, built in 1791, is the oldest Anglican Church in Cape Breton, and oldest building in Sydney. With the graveyard next door, and a craft hall in the rear (open when cruise ships are in town), this church is worth a visit.
We had a great free tour of the facility. They do need donations, so please give on the way out. It looks like the may have an arts and crafts sale behind the church when cruise ships come to town. They did have some good local crafts there.