History

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)

Brief History of St George’s, part 1 by Sarah Keeshan, our 2012 Summer Student (booklet, PDF)

Brief History of St George’s, part 2 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)

Summer Student Papers

Sacred Geometry, written by Matthew Vanderkwaak in 2017, attempts to create a framework through which one can consider the architecture of a sacred space as active prayer through the consideration of the vertical geometry of Saint George’s Round Church.

Sacred Geometry II (PDF), written by Benjamin von Bredow in 2018, builds on Vanderkwaak’s framework through consideration of the horizontal geometry of Saint George’s Round Church.

Averting the Malignity of Slander (PDF), written by Matthew MacDonald in 2017, discusses the career of Joseph F. W. Des Barres, one of only two persons interred in the crypt of Saint George’s, as colonial governor of Cape Breton.