Brenton Methodist Cemetery

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Brenton Methodist Cemetery

Also known as Hilltop Cemetery

Location
473 Brenton Cross Road
Brenton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada Add to Map
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The Brenton Methodist Church was a Gothic Revival influenced building of wood frame construction built in 1885 and located in the rural village of Brenton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. The building was previously listed as a Municipal heritage building, but the local community could no longer afford to maintain the building. It is now owned privately by the adjacent property owner, and has been moved from its original location. PLEASE DO NOT GO AROUND THE PRIVATELY OWNED CHURCH BUILDING.

The Brenton Methodist Church was valued for its history as the only church in the village of Brenton; for its continued use after the many rural United Churches of Canada were closed; and for its Gothic Revival influenced architecture.

Prior to the building of this church in 1885, the residents of the village of Brenton had to travel about six kilometres to the neighbouring village of Lake George to attend a place of worship. In 1885, determined to have their own church, the people in the area acquired this hilltop site, built a church and established themselves as a Methodist congregation. In 1925 with the amalgamation of several Baptist and Methodist denominations, the Brenton Methodist Church became part of the United Church of Canada and was subsequently known as the Brenton United Church.
In the late 1950s the United Church of Canada made the decision to close its’ rural churches in Yarmouth County, opting to maintain only one large church in the town of Yarmouth. The members in Brenton, however, felt that the town church was too far away to serve their needs, and assumed the responsibility and the costs of keeping this church open for worship and to provide a Sunday school for the children in the community. In 1982 the members formed a corporate society which they named the Brenton Hilltop Society, and the United Church of Canada deeded the entire property to them. The Brenton Hilltop Society continues to maintain the adjacent cemetery.

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  • Added: 5 Nov 2017
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