Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Immaculate Conception at Fish Creek

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Fish Creek, Saskatchewan.

In better times the recessed alcove in the gable would have held a porcelain statue of Saint Mary.

It is one of only a few churches I've encountered that faces east.

The steeple and bell tower are decorative and very tall.  The cross up top is still standing straight.

A stone cairn at what was once the main entrance to the church.    

The altar...

...nave and balcony.  The ceiling is pressed tin.

The chimney is still straight as an arrow.

A side-long view.

Not far south is the cemetery (which also offers a good view of the church).

The most recent burials I could find were in 1960 and 1980.  According to the locals there are several unmarked graves.

As always, a special "thank you" to those who keep the cemetery so nicely maintained.

A couple of historic photos (courtesy of Linda).  The church opened in 1920...

...and closed in 1957.  

Photographed on July 30, 2021.