My worship and my witness.
I started photographing churches as "The House of God" as part of my Year 2000 Project and have continued ever since. This blog is a tribute to the congregations who built these churches and that keep open the doors of these places of Christian renewal and service. Thanks be to God.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
October 5, 2014
1840 Shingle Spit Road
Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church Hornby Island, British Columbia Canada
Hornby Island, B.C.
"Hornby Island of British Columbia, Canada, is a Northern Gulf Islandparallel with Vancouver Island's Comox Valley....The total land area is 29.92 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi)....A small community of 958 residents (as of the 2011 census) is distributed across the island.... In recent years the island has become a major tourist destination and its population easily quadruples in size during the summer months.Most people reach the island by taking a BC Ferry to Denman Island from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island, and then a 30-car ferry to Hornby." (Link 2.) (For more about this area see Blog Posts 9/29/13. 9/22/13,12/2/12, 5/15/11 and Demolition Mama Blog Post 10/9/10.)
Church Sign at road entrance
"Holy Cross Church on Hornby Island was built on land donated by a parishioner in 1944 and officially blessed in 1950. This tiny chapel still has occasional services." (Link.) According to a notice posted in the Sacristy window, the services are held Sunday afternoons at 2 pm. The church is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria, B.C.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Side and Door to Sacristy
Side Window Panel of Sanctuary
Crucifix Hanging in Sacristy
Note: Snug in the bush next to the clearing for the church is the church outhouse. This is the only church photographed by SW that has it own outhouse.