St Saviour's Anglican Church is once again throwing open its doors for summer tours, beginning Tuesday, July 3.
Church tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Saturday inclusive, with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions.
Alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self-guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time.
St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral is a by-law designated Heritage Church built in 1898 and rebuilt in 1929 after a disastrous fire.
In addition to carved wood architectural highlights, the Church contains16 memorial stained glass windows as well as numerous memorial plaques.
The stained glass windows are unique and collectively the best example of Church stained glass in the Kootenays and on par with those in Cathedrals in Vancouver and Victoria.
Concurrent with this years tours, St.Saviour’s is offering for sale a 32-page full colour guidebook to these stained glass windows. Architectural plans for the imminent expansion of the Church will also be on view.
Tours are free, though donations are accepted and books detailing the church’s history are available.
The Church is also open Sundays for regular service and children’s program at 10:30 a.m.
(The above photo is courtesy of Phil Best Photo.)