Emmanuel United Baptist Church

Title

Emmanuel United Baptist Church

Church Name

Emmanuel United Baptist Church

Church Association

Lunenburg - Queens Association

Province

Nova Scotia

County

Lunenburg County

Address

3142 Barss Corner Rd, Barss Corner

Status

Active

Date

Built 1886 - 1887

Historical Information

The original congregation that ran this church was part of the Barss Corner Baptist Church, dating back to 1842. However, the formal congregation solely for this building was not formed until 1915.

The first pastor of this church was Rev. M. W. Brown, when both this church and the Barss Corner church were known as the New Germany Baptist Church. Prior to the construction of this building residents had to walk to the old meeting house in Indian Brook, roughly two miles east of New Germany. The Emmanuel United Baptist Church was formed from members being dismissed from the Barss Corner United Baptist Church to form their own congregation. .

Changes to the appearance of the building were brought about in 1900 by adding a chancel wing to the back, and in 1958, and 1959, while Rev. Eric Miner was minister, the building of another wing was carried out. The pastor for both this church and Barss Corner in 2021 has been Samuel Jess, since 2011.

In a published article from “Churches by the Sea,” M. Allen Gibson stated:

Architecturally, this church appears to be more of the Classical style, with an uncluttered front three bay façade, with three, four paned windows on the main level with decorative triangular windows positioned with ornate wooden trim above them. Windows of the same style are positioned along the steeple and along the sides of the building. This church does not appear to have hints of Greek Revival, another style common during the time of construction.

Information from: Publication titled 'Through the Woods and Dales'

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Citation

“Emmanuel United Baptist Church,” Atlantic Baptist Built Heritage Project , accessed November 27, 2021, https://atlanticbaptistheritage.omeka.net/items/show/166.

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