Attending church services was one way that people were able to meet their neighbours. It was the church that helped to create a sense of community among the settlers. Before an actual church was built, people would often gather at someone’s home or in the school for church services. The early churches were very cold in the winter because they only had a small stove providing the heat.

Children standby as a church is getting finishing touches.

This church was built in Wolseley, SK.

Religion played a very important role in the lives of early settlers. For many people, their faith in God sustained them through great hardships. It was common for towns to have several churches of different religions.

A wooden church is shown with a cross on the top of the building and a stained glass window.

Church helped settlers feel connected to their communities.