The Beth Israel Synagogue was built in 1908 in rural Saskatchewan. The property has a cemetery on site that was established in 1906. It is the oldest surviving synagogue in Saskatchewan. In 1906 Jewish settlers from South Africa came to found the Edenbridge Hebrew Colony. They built the synagogue and established the cemtery. It serves
Documenting churches throughout Saskatchewan include rural, urban, abandoned, and active buildings. Sites include churches and other religious buildings all across Saskatchewan. We cover all religious buildings including Ukrainian Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox, Lutheran, Catholic, United, Presbyterian, Anglican, United, Orthodox, Methodist and more. We also visit synagogues, missions and Doukhobor prayer homes.
We use photography on the ground and drones to capture different aspects of these buildings. We also do video walkthroughs of churches that we are able to get access to.
We have photographed all the Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Saskatchewan!
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church was built in 1909 and used until 1985. We have visited this church a few times over the years. On our latest visit in 2017 we met a couple of women who were part of a group that was restoring the church. The church had a new roof since our
St. George Romanian Orthodox Church was located in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Although it had historic status, it sadly could not be protected from the wrecking ball in 2016. St. George Romanian Orthodox church was located in Dysart, Saskatchewan. When I drove through Dysart in 2009 I photographed the outside and as per my routine, tried the
The long abandoned United Church in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan. The church was built in 1911, has had a few additions along the way. It was abandoned years ago and to be honest, we never thought it was in any danger or coming down. Fast forward to 2020 when the church was demolished, leaving another empty lot
Churches that are no longer used can be found in any state of decay. We find churches of all types including those that are completely intact (used for a few service a year), intact churches that are no longer used, completely cleared out buildings, vandalized churches and those in a state of decay. The location of
Rural Saskatchewan is endless and you never know what you will find. We always go out seeking abandoned buildings, including churches, but of course we run into rural buildings that are historic and sometimes still in use. The best example of this is rural churches, some are preserved historic sites while others may actually hold