A Labor of Love

On November 1, 2001, St. John’s Anglican Church caught fire and was nearly destroyed. Located in Lunenburg, a Nova Scotian town with UNESCO World Heritage status, the congregation held a vote about the future of the church and decided to restore it. After collecting funds from their insurer and receiving additional grants from the Canadian Minister of Heritage and Culture and American Express via the World Monuments Fund, the congregation was able to restore the building, using local craftspeople to replace the church’s pillars, stained glass windows, and murals.

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