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St. Paul's Anglican Church

1749 Argyle Street

Halifax, NS B3J 3K4

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In Memoriam for
Victims of the Halifax Explosion

December 6, 1917 - Two thousand were killed in the
explosion of a munitions vessel. More than 6000 were
left injured and homeless. The City - Scarred forever.

Featuring: David Christensen, Karis Tees and
The St. Paul’s Junior Choir, El Jones, Ben Stone,
Ian Bent -St. Paul’s Musician in Residence,
The St. Paul’s Senior Choir, and Special Guests including
Lukas Pearse on Exterior Projection Art & Design

St. Paul’s church was one of the few Halifax churches to withstand the Halifax explosion - and records suggest it was the only church able to organize a service the next day. While the specific events of that service are a mystery - its was surely a somber affair - with church pews surrounded by coffins - with more than 300 church families dead, displaced or injured - and with the church hall transformed into a makeshift hospital and relief station. In the “Lost Memorial” we re-create what words might have been spoken in this tragic setting. What songs would have been sung? What might the church have looked like? Most important - where did the people of Halifax even begin to look for hope?

“The prayer of all people here, of all creeds or no creed, must be ,
‘God grant so sad a sight may never be witnessed here again’”

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