St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church - 121 York Street - Heritage House Tour 2023

St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church - 121 York Street  

open for viewing 12 - 4 pm

Named after Saint Norbert, a German bishop known for his pastoral zeal, work began on construction of this church in 1839. The building is a fine example of the late Georgian style, blending both New England and British architectural elements. The church has undergone a number of renovations. It appears the tower was originally taller but later shortened to its present “witch’s hat” shape.

By 1890 the congregation had dwindled, and the church had to close its doors. It reopened in 1935 due largely to the efforts of Newfoundland fishermen and their families. Restoration, which included a new wing, took place in the early 1980s.  A small cemetery is located immediately west of the building, the only cemetery left on church property in Lunenburg.

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