Old Church Has Watery Rebirth


WALTON, N.S. — Onlookers in Walton, N.S., were treated to a bit of a show  when a century-old church was ferried down the Minas Basin earlier this week.

The St. Matthews Anglican Church began its journey to Avondale, where it’s set to house part of the new Avondale Sky Winery. “We’sve moved an old barn to our property to make the wine in and this building will be used to sell our wine,” Stewart Creaser, who co-owns the winery, told CBC News. “We really weren’st looking for a church in particular but when we were shown it, we just really believed it was the right thing to do. It’s a great old building, it’s got a lot of history and it deserves to live on.”

According to the CBC, the church, which was founded in 1844 and deconsecrated in 2008, sold for $1.67 — exactly what it sold for 1844.  

The church is expected to reach its destination next week.

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