St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Peno)

April 16, 2018

Without the Orthodox cross mounted high on the steeple of this church, this church could pass for a United Church.

That’s because it originally was a United Church.

As the  “Lamont County’s Self-Guided Church Tours” booklet explains, a number of local people became disenchanted with the Catholic Church I the area and in 1925 started to hold services in a local home and by 1936 an official Ukrainian congregation was created

After 1938 services were held in the nearby community hall and a decade and a half later the parish purchased the Unwin United Church building, originally built in 1917, for $350 and moved it to the present site.

Source: “Lamont County’s Self-Guided Church Tours” booklet. Available online at: http://www.bruderheim.ca/media/33888/churchtourbooklet.05.pdf

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