Sunday, 22 April 2018

Saint Columba Anglican Church and Cemetery


A sign at the gate of Saint Columba Anglican Church and Cemetery states: "Built by the early settlers to the glory of God.Consecrated on November 2, 1898."

It was one of the earliest churches built in the district, and although regular services ceased in 1959, Saint Columba is still host to occasional weddings and baptisms and the cemetery is still in service.  The site is maintained by descendants of the early church members and was declared a Municipal Heritage Property in 1997.  This little church is near Tuxford, Saskatchewan and will have its one hundred and twentieth anniversary later this year. 

"Charming" is an understatement.






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    1. I love those Gothic arches too. As far as I know, that's the original door from 1898.

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  2. What a beautiful church and setting! Nice post Michael!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. This one falls into the "It's a sweetheart" category.

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  3. Beautiful. I'm glad they are maintaining it and using it!

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    1. A lovely church for a special service. Thanks, Brig. If possible, I'm going to revisit this one on November 2, 2018 on its 120th anniversary.

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    1. Thanks, Steve. This little sweetheart was a real treat to see in person.

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  5. Lovely, well maintained church and cemetery. It is located in the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle as centered in Regina. It has added features of the front porch and the east side extension of a separate sanctuary area; both features involved extra labour to achieve. The sanctuary area with two side windows provide nice lighting. It is also interesting that there is no window above the altar. Faithful congregation...then and now..

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    1. Thank you for the information, David. It's always good to hear from you.

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