History & Archives

St George’s Parish has been active in Halifax since 1756! Our present-day parishioners strive to carry on the spirit, strength, and compassion of our pioneer forefathers.

Read about St George’s History with these great resources

The Founding of the Little Dutch Church, by Dr Henry Roper (address given April 25th, 2011, PDF)
A Brief History of Saint George’s, by Sarah Keeshan, our 2012 Summer Student (booklet, PDF)

Survey of the graves at the Little Dutch Church (with photos)

Round Church Commemorative Plaque Survey, by Eleanor Morum, our 2015 Summer Student (Microsoft Word document)
A Brief History of Saint George’s Parish, by Dr Henry Roper (essay)
The Rector’s Report from 2000, by then-rector Fr Gary Thorne (PDF)

Elizabeth Pacey’s books
Miracle on Brunswick Street (Nimbus Publishing, 2003)
Thy Dwellings Fair (Lancelot Press, 1982)



The Parish holds baptismal records from 1951 to present, marriage records from 1954 to present, and burial records from 1956 to present. All parish records from before those dates have been handed over to the Nova Scotia Public Archives. If you are interested in looking up parish records held at the Public Archives, the following may be useful:

Saint George’s Anglican Church (Anglican) – Halifax, Halifax County
5 reels of microfilm: 15070, 15071, 15072, 15073, 11472.
Baptisms  1783-1953

Marriages  1783-1953

Burials  1784-1954, 1784-1956

Other — Banns, 1841-1919; miscellaneous records.
Note: Records of St. George’s Church include its predecessor Little Dutch Church, Halifax: Births, 1783-1806; Marriages, 1784-1804; Burials, 1784-1801 (on microfilm 11472).

Note that the marriage records the Parish holds are not official marriage certificates. For an official copy of your marriage certificate, please contact Vital Statistics at Access Nova Scotia.

We can, however, issue replacement baptismal certificates and provide photocopies of our records on file (that is, records from the early 1950’s ’til the present). Each request will be subject to a $15 flat fee in support of the St George’s Poor Fund. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to pursue this option.