Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015
St. Philip’s Anglican Church built in 1894 atop the original foundation from 1848, was in operation until 2003 when a new building was built on the same property. An attempt by the Diocese to obtain a demolition permit was denied by town council and the next day the church’s steeple was sawed off and pulled to the ground. Shortly after this devastating incident the town designated the church a Municipal Heritage Structure. Just days later, residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s witnessed a parishioner loading church pews into a truck and trailer. The man was allegedly following instructions from parish officials to cut them into shelving for the new church.
I took this photo of the church and its fallen steeple in June 2015, later that year in September, a demolition permit was issued and the church was demolished shortly after that.
St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.