Today I stopped by St. Luke's Anglican Church, a picturesque Gothic Revival style church in the heart of downtown Red Deer, Alberta. Built in stages between 1898-1906, of locally quarried sandstone, it is the oldest active church building in Red Deer. The foundation was laid in 1898, the first section was completed in 1899, the second section in 1900, and from 1905-1906 a choir vestry and the battlemented tower were added to complete the construction. The church became a Municipal Historic Resource in 2009 and a Provincial Historic Resource in 2012.
I have stopped to photograph this church before and I see it so I often that I forget to appreciate it. This year the church started a Poppy Project that saw 9000 handmade crocheted poppies draped from the church tower. It is a beautiful and touching tribute to the souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
|c.1906 from the Glenbow Archives|
|c.1907 Red Deer Archives|
|A photo I took in 2019|
|November 11, 2022|
Lest we forget.