Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Churchgoers Upset, in Tears, after Lutheran Church Burns in Saskatchewan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Churchgoers Upset, in Tears, after Lutheran Church Burns in Saskatchewan

Article excerpt

'Lots of tears":Saskatchewan church damaged by fire

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GRAVELBOURG, Sask. - Parishioners of a church in a small town in Saskatchewan are upset after their place of worship was extensively damaged in a fire.

Rita Csada, president of the St. Paul Lutheran Church council in Gravelbourg, says she got a call from a neighbour just before noon Wednesday.

The neighbour told her smoke was coming out of the church's windows.

Csada said when she got there, flames were tearing through the building that had been moved to Gravelbourg in 1962 from Mazenod, where it was built in 1925.

She said they may be able to save some church artifacts and religious pieces, but added the biggest concern was finding a place to hold services.

Csada said the building has a lot of smoke, water and fire damage and likely isn't salvageable, but the church has insurance. …

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