Bishop Jane Alexander and a small group of community members gathered on October 1st to deconsecrate the church building in the community of Frog Lake, and to remember the blessing it has been. One of those gathered was married in the church, another went to school there. Sophie rang the bell in the chapel one last time.
The years and the elements have taken their toll on the wooden structure, which is now beyond repair. The parish of Frog Lake, however, is alive and well under the leadership of the diocesan Indigenous Ministries Initiative and Fred Matthews, who is Lay Reader-in-Charge.
Photos by Jennifer Wirun