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A heritage jewel on display during Columbia Basin Tour

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
August 5th, 2011

One of Nelson’s heritage jewels is on display at this year’s Columbia Basin Cultural Tour.

A Cathedral Whispers is a presentation on the magnificent memorial stained glass windows at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church.

The church, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, will be open Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday Aug. 14 from 1-5 pm as part of the tour.

In addition to this, at 2 pm each day local history researcher Greg Scott will give a half-hour presentation highlighting the people and history of the 16 memorial stained glass windows and some of the memorial plaques in the church.

These 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.

The church is also open for self-guided tours 11 am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive, during the months of July and August.

Volunteer tour guides are in attendance to answer questions or, alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time.

  • Admission is free to the daily tours, though donations are accepted and books detailing the church’s history are available. The church is also open Sundays for regular service at 10:30 am.

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