7. Saint James, Anglican
647 Route 715, Lower Jemseg (1887)
Driving along this country road you may be surprised to see a little stone church that looks like it belongs in the English countryside. It is one of the few stone churches built in rural New Brunswick. It was built of local sandstone, grey granite from Hampstead, New Brunswick. and Caen stone from France that was left over from Fredericton’s Christ Church Cathedral.
Saint James was consecrated in 1889 by Bishop Medley, of Fredericton. He influenced the Gothic architecture of many of New Brunswick’s churches.
Stop and walk around this church and graveyard. Peek in the ‘Lepers Squint’ window at the west end of the building. The window is copied from similar English churches, although there were no lepers in this part of New Brunswick. Notice the latest restoration work and appreciate how the building is kept in good repair for today’s worshipers.