The old and abandoned Protestant church
The old and abandoned Protestant church

The old and abandoned Protestant church

The old and abandoned Protestant church

Straight as an oak

Gaspésie (Quebec), Canada

In 1892 begins the construction of the St. Andrew's church in this small village somewhere in Gaspésie. While the land was formerly occupied by the Mi'kmaq, the region was soon settled by Scots in the nineteenth century followed by Irish, English and Jersey citizens. In total, there were 825 inhabitants in 1825. In the space of a few years two churches were built.

Over 175 years later and seeing the number of practitioners melt like snow in the sun, it was decided to close one of the two churches of the village in 2011. Despite the closure of St Andrew's in 2011, citizens continued to maintain the church. Despite the infiltration of water and the fragile floor in places, this place of worship is well preserved.

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