Union Church (Lake Charlotte, N.S.)

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Union Church (Lake Charlotte, N.S.)

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The Union Church of Lake Charlotte, Halifax County, Nova Scotia was founded by a group of residents of the village of Lake Charlotte (then referred to as Lower Lakeville or Ship Harbour Lake), who first met to plan the building’s construction in 1896. The church was constructed between approximately 1898 and 1901 and was opened for worship on May 26, 1901. It was initially called the Union Mission House but the name was changed to Union Church in 1933. The church was built and intended to be used by members of different Christian denominations including Anglicans, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Roman Catholics. It was primarily used by the Anglicans and Presbyterians and later by the United Church of Canada, which is currently the only denomination still using the church. Money to erect and maintain the church building and grounds was raised through donations, subscriptions, collections, and various other means over the years such as picnics, suppers, pie and apron sales, garden parties, and card parties. In 1984 the church building and cemetery were taken over by the Lake Charlotte Union Church Cemetery Company. In 1994 a portion of the church was damaged by fire but it was repaired and subsequently rededicated on September 17, 1995.


Lake Charlotte (N.S.)
Lower Lakeville (N.S.)
Ship Harbour Lake (N.S.)

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Dec. 9, 2016 by Laureena Leadbeater


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