Lakefield (Parish of the Lower Laurentians)
Holy Trinity Church, built in 1859, is a gorgeous stone structure nestled on the shores of Lake Dawson. Standing at the entrance of the village of Lakefield, it serves a small rural community in the Lower Laurentians.
Rooted in Anglicanism, the bilingual liturgy and banjo-led gospel music create a warm, inclusive and uplifting sense of fellowship for both French and English worshipers. There is also an alternative service of quiet meditation on Sunday evenings, set to a background of classical music and soft candle light.
This much-loved church is well cared for and in good running order. This is thanks to its dedicated parishioners and the ongoing generous support of many donors whose connection to the church dates back several generations and across many miles.
Where is God working in our community?
Strong faith, generous benefactors and dedicated volunteers enable this small church to be a vital part of the community, providing food baskets and school supplies to more than 30 local families, the home to a very lively Prayer Shawl Ministry and a source of help to those with specific needs. In addition, a full Christmas meal is offered to the community free of charge following the Christmas Eve Mass.
The church’s wood interior and barrel vaulted ceiling provide excellent acoustics for musical events. With the assistance of the municipality and the MRC, Holy Trinity hosts a series of well attended concerts each summer. The church has also been a venue for recording sessions. It is a good feeling to know that our size does not limit our ability to reach out to the community in a variety of meaningful ways.
What is one thing we would like to share with the world around us?
The one message we would share is to go forward in faith. Believe that you can serve God in amazing and unexpected ways and you will.
Services are held on the forth Sunday of the month at 11am.