Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Doors Open Waterloo Region – St. John Lutheran Church Wellesley Township

St. John Lutheran Church Wellesley Township

St. John Lutheran Church Wellesley Township

Our second stop on the Doors Open Waterloo Region tour was St. John Lutheran Church in Wellesley Township. Designated an historic site in 2003 this little church on a hill just north of the village of Bamberg was built in 1872.

St. John Lutheran Church - From the Choir Loft

St. John Lutheran Church – From the Choir Loft

There is quite a contrast between this and the first church we visited. There was a cozy peaceful atmosphere and the representatives of both congregations where equally grateful for their place of worship.

St. John Lutheran Church - Sanctuary

St. John Lutheran Church – Sanctuary

St. John Lutheran Church

St. John Lutheran Church – Sanctuary

As the congregation grew older and the people moved away the congregation was no longer able to support a full time pastor and the members have joined neighbouring churches. The church has however remained open and since 1982, four special services are held every year.

St. John Lutheran Church - Harvest Home Service decorations

St. John Lutheran Church – Harvest Home Service decorations

The next service will be their Christmas Service on December 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm and all are invited to come worship with them.

St. John Lutheran Church - Key to the church

St. John Lutheran Church – Key to the Church

So after 14o years of worship the old key still operates the lock on the front door.

Our next stop takes us into the Village of Wellesley for a basement tour! Stay tuned.

 

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