PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID HAS PLACED A HOLD ON OUR TOURS FOR THE TIME BEING.
Usual Tour hours
Mid June to end August: Free Guided Tours Monday – Saturday (9am-4pm)
Mid Sept to end October: Free Guided Tours Monday – Friday (10am-3pm)
November to mid June: Self-guided Tours (free) during Office Hours (9am-4pm Monday – Friday)
We welcome individuals, school groups, tourists and pilgrims to visit us! (The church is closed on public/civic holidays and only opened Sundays for 10:00 am morning worship.)
While all tours are free, we welcome donations of any size.
Take a Virtual tour (thanks to Richard Novossiltzeff)!
Step into history
Visitors to St. Paul’s discover a church rich in objects of interest. Its walls and pillars are studded with mural tablets, heraldic devices, and other memorials. The tombs beneath the floor hold the remains of distinguished leaders of church and state. Its windows and furnishings are memorials to others remembered for their virtues. Tattered flags and banners recall the glories of the fighting forces of the empire in the past two centuries.
The Halifax Explosion
St. Paul’s Church and parish hall survived the Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917, without major damage. Immediate aid was available in the parish hall, and an army of parishioners assisted the victims of the disaster.
Two reminders of the explosion in the church are the west gallery window and a piece of window frame embedded above the War Memorial Arch in the entrance area (narthex).