St. Mary’s parish church in the village of Church Point, on Hwy 1, Nova Scotia, Canada, between Yarmouth and Digby, is the largest and tallest wooden building in North America. Completed in 1905 after three years work, St. Mary’s is built in the form of a cross, 41 meters wide and 51 meters long, with a spire soaring 56 meters high. Church Point is fully exposed to the winds off St. Mary’s Bay, so the steeple is ballasted with 36 tonnes of rocks. The three huge bells, organ and stained glass windows were imported from France. Now if it could only stand up straight!