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Saint Andrew's Anglican Church

186 Pleasant Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2004/10/12

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church, northerly elevation, front entrance, 2004.; City of Miramichi
Saint Andrew's Anglican Church
Saint Andrew's Anglican Church, nave, chancel and altar, 2004.; City of Miramichi
Saint Andrew's Anglican Church
Historic photo of Saint Andrew's Anglican Church, southern elevation,PANB.; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Saint Andrew's Anglican Church

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Construction Date(s)

1849/01/01 to 1850/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/12/14

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church and adjoining cemetery is situated at 186 Pleasant Street in the City of Miramichi. Saint Andrew's is a fine carpenter gothic structure designed after Aghavallen Church in County Kerry, Ireland.

Heritage Value

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church’s heritage value lies in its architecture and its spiritual contribution to the local area. The carpenter gothic structure, designed after Aghavallen Church in County Kerry, was completed in 1850 under the instruction of Rev. James Hudson (Father Hudson) and consecrated by Bishop Medley. Father Hudson had been involved in the erection and completion of churches in the outlying area with Saint Andrew's being his last effort. One of the oldest churches in the area, the small adjoining cemetery is the resting place of several prominent early pioneers to the area. Over the years, some noted people have visited and worshipped here including the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Bessborough and Gov. Gen. Lord and Lady Bing. In 1922 plans for the addition of a baptistery at the west end of the church were submitted by Rev. N. Franchetti.

Source: City of Miramichi, Heritage Office Site File #04-12.

Character-Defining Elements

Character defining elements relating to its architectural value is found in the key exterior elements including:
- neatly situated on a small treed and landscaped corner lot;
- small adjoining cemetery;
- extensively original clad in wooden shingles;
- steep pitched roof;
- modest open bell cote with cross atop;
- main side(northern)entrance through porch area;
- memorial trefoil lancet stained glass windows with moulded label surround were made in England;

Character defining elements relating to the interior include:
- open ceiling with curved ribs and timbers;
- extensively 'heavy oak' interior;
- ecclesiastical motifs frescoed in chancel ceiling coffers;
- triple lancet stained glass windows behind altar;
- small chancel broken from nave with gothic partition of oak tracery;
- small vestry accessed by heavy lancet oak door from south wall in chancel.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Community Planning Act

Recognition Type

Local Register

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1922/01/01 to 1922/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type



Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Miramichi Heritage Office Site File #04-12

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