St. John’s Anglican Church is located approximately 136 kms southeast of Edmonton in the community of Sedgewick.
Once part of a five-point parish that shared the leadership of a priest with the communities of Killam, Lougheed, Hardisty and Hughenden, St. John’s was the largest of the buildings and remained open in Sedgewick with the hope that parishioners from the other communities would gather together in one building. Most recently it was one of our Lutheran/Anglican parishes in the diocese. You’ll find St. John’s at 4926 - 50 Street. Turn north off Highway 13 and drive straight until you see the church on your right-hand side. Stop and take a selfie out front before checking out some favourite attractions recommended by local community members.
Keep driving north on 50th Street two miles out of town to find the Sedgewick Lake Park Wading Pool and Splash Zone at the Sedgewick Lake Park Campground. Maintained at a constant 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer camping season it’s the perfect temperature for any weather! Summer Family passes can be purchased at the Sedgewick Lake Campground Office for $40. The daily drop-in fee is $2/child or $5/family to be paid at the Lake Campground Office. The pool can be accessed for free by paid campers.
Also located on the north side of town, the Centennial Golf Club boasts a renovated, licensed clubhouse with week-day specials during the season, and a fully stocked Pro Shop. Enjoy a nine-hole round of golf alongside mature trees next to the fairways and greens. The golf course is bordered by paved walking trails.
Head east down Hwy 13 10 minutes and you will arrive in the town of Lougheed. Stop in at the Lougheed Iron Creek Museum. Here you will find several heritage buildings that have been moved on-site to form the Iron Creek Museum in Lougheed. Among these is the local elevator which now houses interesting displays you can peruse. As you take a walk through the various buildings you’ll be able to enjoy a wide-ranging collection of items from founding families. The museum is open through the summer, but a Christmas concert is frequently part of the local holiday festivities in the one-room Cambridge Schoolhouse. Don’t miss it!
**Please Note: When visiting Sedgewick and area, please adhere to the guidelines mandated in Alberta. Stay 6ft apart. Wear a mask. Stay home if you are sick.