George Street United Church
Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
130 George Street W
Built in 1873, George Street United Church is the oldest Methodist church in St. John’s. Designed by Elijah Hoole, it is a stone church built in the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Hoole was a well known architect whose other works included Gower Street United Church in St. John’s.
George Street United Church is one of the only churches in the downtown area to survive the Great Fire of 1892. Constructed of local stone quarried from the Southside Hills, the entire building is sheathed in concrete. Many typical Gothic elements remain intact, including the pointed arch lancet windows and the large stained glass windows. At the interior, the exposed timber hammerbeam roof of the nave is a typical Gothic element.
Accessibility for persons with disabilities affecting mobility, On-street parking.