Nfld. & Labrador

Old Anglican church in St. Philip's a step closer to demolition

The demolition permit is on its way for a 120-year-old former Anglican church in St. Philip's.

Town staff ordered to issue demolition permit

Town have been ordered to issue the demolition permit for this old Anglican church in St. Philip's. (CBC)

Town staff in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's have been ordered to issue a demolition permit for an 120-year-old former Anglican church in the community.

The town council approved the tear-down of the old church in St. Philip's last April, pending a number of conditions, which have now been satisfied.

The actual demolition is predicted to take place this fall.

The effort to demolish the church has been a source of controversy in the community for the past five years.

Townspeople and historians fought to save and restore the structure, even while the head of the Anglican church for eastern Newfoundland endorsed tearing it down.

The town had proposed to preserve at least part of the building, but received no response from the local parish or the archdiocese.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?