As we began to explore Bonavista, we discovered that it had seven churches. This distressed me. Why were seven Christian churches needed in such a small town ? I remembered the Lord’s words in John 17 : 21, when he prayed earnestly that all Christians be united.
The largest church is located on Church Street, the main street.
It is a magnificent wooden structure, built to seat 1,000
people. Directly across from it is The Anglican Church.
Other denominations have large modern churches.
I began to ask my neighbours if there was a Catholic Church in town. There is . St. Joseph’s Chapel, a tiny structure,
is built facing the mighty North Atlantic. It is the most easterly church in North America. Built in 1842, the small building has continued to celebrate Masses , despite the large number of Protestant Christians in town. It became our Church home.