For several months I have been traveling the week ends, from the prairie to a National Forest, where my son lives. The drive takes me through about 15 small towns. I'm always looking for new sights to share with you. Today I stopped to photograph this small historical church.
The parish will be celebrating 150 years in 2014.
No luck for viewing the inside...the doors were already locked for the day.
In reading a history of the church, it said, "In 1890, Ernest Lord, an active church member of English background, was hired as the contractor to rebuild the new church building. He modeled the building after an English village Gothic-style church".
Over the years, care has been taken not to disturb the original appearance and beauty of the church.
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this is by far my favorite of the weekend. wow... is that not gorgeous???! love the steeple, the stone work, the doors. ... so welcoming. nice find! glad to see you back ... nope you are doing well. & enjoy this February. ( :ReplyDelete
Thanks, Beth....I think this town has several other rather interesting churches....Thanks for hosting Inspired SundayDelete
What a find! What denomination is this church?ReplyDelete
The Church of the Nativity is «Louis'» inSPIREd Sunday post this week.
I can believe I forgot to include that bit of information....St. Paul's Episcopal Church.Delete
This building is a treasure and the fact that it has stood for 150 years of prayer is inspirational, XOXOReplyDelete
I noticed, the church could use a little TLC on the outside wood. But, over-all, it is in good condition.Delete
This is a beautiful little church. Great find!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cheryl....hope you are staying warm this winter!Delete
Oh, it's a beauty! I love your pictures - it's really great to see places I've never been to.ReplyDelete
Thanks...that is why I love reading your post and enjoy your photos...Delete
I love the way you take us for a ride! It gives such an interesting picture of your surroundings and way of life. Perhaps I should try to remember carry my camera with me more often, too. Beginning to look around with new eyes...ReplyDelete
Thank you...reading your blog gives me a chance to see life in Finland. I appreciate what your family is doing with the family property.Delete
That's a beautiful old church! Great steeple!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Brian.....I was driving, several streets over and saw the steeple first. Otherwise, I might have missed the church.Delete
hey Meggie, its been too long that i have been away, i really need to get back into the swing of things & yours was the first blog that i have visited, i love old churches the windows & architecture draw me in, i have a bit of time so im off to see what you have been up to. hopefully ill add something to my blog sometime this week :o)ReplyDelete
Hi Nicole...you have been away for a long time. I noticed a lot of page views from Australia. That must have been you, catching up with my blog. Hope to see a new post from you.Delete
how lucky to have not just a holiday to Scotland but to be able to share it with your daughter. it sounds like you both had a great time. desert first is something we do often & is more fun than waiting until last when your almost full. i am liking the picture tour of Scotland & those camel cookies are awesome :o)ReplyDelete
Thanks, again, Nicole.Delete
What a beautiful church, from the shape, to the colour of the stone, the beautiful roof and steeple. A real treasure.ReplyDelete
Hi Scarlet....do you think it looks like an English small town church? That was what the builder was trying to accomplish.Delete
Visiting from Beth's...I always enjoy seeing churches across the country. Your photos are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the photo's of the church. I'll be back to see what all you've been up to.ReplyDelete
You have a lovely blog. :)