St Paul Church – Face in the WindowOctober 30, 2014 • By Bruce Ricketts
There is not too much information to be found on the phenomenon of the profile in the window of St. Paul’s Church in Halifax. Indeed, even the official history of the church does not mention it.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church has stood in the center of downtown Halifax for almost 250 years . (The original structure was built in 1750.)
The story has it that, as a result of the intense light and heat generated by the Halifax Explosion in 1917, the profile of one of the church’s deacons was etched into one of the windows on the second story. The location of the window suggests that the Deacon was standing in the upper loft of the structure. We can only surmise the fate of the Deacon.
Is the profile actually of a church deacon or is it an act of nature? Another Mystery of Canada!