Doors Open Waterloo Region – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.