“The Lost Memorial”
St. Paul’s church was one of the few Halifax churches to withstand the Halifax explosion — and records suggest it was the only church able to organize a service the next day. While the specific events of that service are a mystery — its was surely a somber affair — with church pews surrounded by coffins — with more than 300 church families dead, displaced or injured — and with the church hall transformed into a makeshift hospital and relief station. In the “Lost Memorial” we re-create what words might have been spoken in this tragic setting. What songs would have been sung? What might the church have looked like? Most important — where did the people of Halifax even begin to look for hope?
In Memoriam for Victims of the Halifax Explosion
December 6, 1917 — Two thousand were killed in the explosion of a munitions vessel. More than 6000 were left injured and homeless. The City — Scarred forever.
Featuring: David Christensen, Karis Tees and The St. Paul’s Junior Choir, El Jones, Ben Stone, Ian Bent -St. Paul’s Musician in Residence,The St. Paul’s Senior Choir,
and Special Guests including Lukas Pearse on Exterior Projection Art & Design
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7 pm At St. Paul’s Church
“The prayer of all people here, of all creeds or no creed, must be ‚‘God grant so sad a sight may never be witnessed here again’”