St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Peno)

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Peno)

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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