Church on the Prairie in RM Stonehenge

Church on the Prairie in RM Stonehenge

This is Peace Lutheran Church, a church on the prairie in the Rural Municipality of Stonehenge #73, in southern Saskatchewan, about 105 kilometers southwest of Moose Jaw, and just 2 kilometers south of the farm at the site of Lakenheath, Saskatchewan.

Peace Lutheran Church

I found out about this place by perusing some photos on Google Earth. It was photographed from a distance by someone, and it was referenced as “Lakenheath Romanian Orthodox Church.” When I arrived, I found a plaque designating this as Peace Lutheran Church, so I’m not sure where the idea that it was a Romanian Orthodox church came from. Nevertheless, the plaque was quite informative and tells the story in detail.

Peace Lutheran Church

The church parish originated with settlers in 1911, who held services in their homes. In 1925, this building was erected, and held services until the 1950s. For over sixty years now, it has been largely empty. It still looks pretty good for a building that has stood empty for that long.

Peace Lutheran Church

This church is beautifully posed on the top of a hill. I bet the bell could be heard all around the countryside back in the day.

Peace Lutheran Church

Peace Lutheran Church

What do you know about Peace Lutheran Church? Please leave a comment below.

Photos by Troy Larson, content copyright © 2016 Sonic Tremor Media

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