December 14th, 2018
I was out late last night hoping to catch some photos of the Geminids meteor shower. The area i chose to get away from light pollution was southeast of Gladstone, Mb and the old church was along the way. I’ve captured shots of this old building in different seasons, but I have had the idea i would like to catch it at night during the winter when the Milky Way is situated slightly to the northwest. I had the gear along and it was a clear starry night. It sure helped that it was one of the warmest December nights in my recollection !
According to the Manitoba Historical society the church was built in 1889 and and the first services were held by Presbyterian and Methodist congregations. In 1924 it became the Golden Stream United church, where services were held until May 10th 1970. The church was subsequently sold to a private resident and was maintained for sometime as a local landmark.
My occasional visits over the last few years have witnessed time take its toll on the old structure and nature itself is slowly reclaiming it, as trees begin to surround the building and obscure it from sight.