Music at the Three Churches


The Churches

The Mahone Bay Summer Concerts are held in three heritage churches located along the water's edge in the picturesque seaside community of Mahone Bay.

Trinity United Church, the first of the three churches you encounter when entering the town from Exit 10, was formerly Knox Presbyterian. The church was built in 1861 behind the present location. In 1885 it was moved by teams of oxen to Edgewater Drive.

St. John's Lutheran Church (the middle church) was organized in 1864. The existing building dates from 1903.

In 1887 St. James Anglican Church, built in High Victorian Gothic Revival style, completed the famous trio. The lighted steeple of St. James, a beacon for returning seafarers, can be seen from the entrance to Mahone Bay Harbour.

These distinctive churches that cast their evening shadows on the tranquil waters of the harbour are one of the most photographed scenes in Nova Scotia.

Music at the Three ChurchesThe Town

Mahone Bay is a pleasant one-hour drive from Halifax in an area noted for its outstanding natural beauty. The charm of Mahone Bay and the warm hospitality of its citizens have attracted a large number of notable artists and artisans as residents. Painting, pottery, pewter and rug-hooking studios are found in the town. Many other high quality art and craft forms are exhibited in shops and galleries in the town.

There are many excellent accommodations--gracious bed and breakfasts, comfy cottages and pampering resorts. Dine before the concert at one of many fine restaurants in the town and immediate area.

Mahone Bay is about equidistant from the village of Chester, The National Historic Town of Lunenburg, and Bridgewater, the "Main Street of the South Shore".

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Photo - Paul Franklin
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