October 4, 2022


Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church Miramichi

Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church Miramichi

The heritage value of Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church Miramichi lies in its architecture and its spiritual contribution to the local area. The carpenter gothic structure, designed after Aghavallen Church in County Kerry, was completed in 1850 under the instruction of Rev. James Hudson (Father Hudson) and consecrated by Bishop Medley. Father Hudson had been involved in the erection and completion of churches in the outlying area with Saint Andrew’s being his last effort.

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church.
Historic photo of Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

One of the oldest churches in the area, the small adjoining cemetery is the resting place of several prominent early pioneers to the area.

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church Miramichi

Over the years, some noted people have visited and worshipped here including the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Bessborough and Gov. Gen. Lord and Lady Bing.

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church Miramichi
Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, nave, chancel and altar, 2004

The Church is designated a local Historic place.

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  1. Would this be the church of the folks who immigrated from Ireland? My grandfather was a Matchett, part of the family from Cavan County, Ireland. As a child I remember being confused as my grandmother was Catholic but my grandfather was Anglican…..now I see the connection.

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