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Back road country churches of…Nova Scotia

03/19/2015

 

Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada

Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada

An old clapboard church surrounded by a sea of snow hasn’t seen a human being through its door for months but somehow retains a soul and grace.

I’m not sure why.

After all it’s really just a two-car garage with a little door and fancy windows.

Maybe it’s the location. Isolated. Distant. Quiet. Few signs of life in its front yard. Maybe a plane overhead or an occasional truck on a dirt road.

Maybe it’s the season. Cold wind. Ice. Snow piled high like clouds that just dropped out of the sky. Is winter a protector or a predator?

Maybe it’s the history. So old. So fragile. So timeless. I’ve seen buildings like this before but only in framed, black and white photographs.

In the end it’s the humanity. People built this church. They built it as a place to gather and worship. A place to celebrate the fact that they weren’t alone in such and course and rugged land.

And people keep it standing today.

That’s where you find the soul and grace.

Port Lorne, Nova Scotia, Canada

St. Croix Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. How nice small churches.

  2. John permalink

    Neat! Here is a link to the Smallest Church in the World: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffs4653/3793793240/ It is in Wiscasset, but I don’t know where in town. If you get to Wiscasset, stop at Red’s Eats on Route 27 right in town right on the south side of the bridge. You can also stop at Ft. Edgecomb on Davis Island on the north side of the bridge.

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