Shady Creek United Church is standing strong and steady, ready to celebrate 150 years next year.
In preparation for the party, the little church on East Saanich Road got a bit of a boost, and support, as Nickel Bros. replaced a rotting beam beneath the building.
“Another 150 years would be nice,” said Rev. Jonelle McLellan, who was on hand as the church got a boost. “For this church the building is very treasured.”
While Shady Creek United turns 150 next year, the building was erected in 1895. A national historic site, the little church needed some support.
As Nickel Bros. lifted the historic church, and replaced the old beam, board chair Jack Mather couldn’t help but chuckle: “(They’re) putting the church on a firmer foundation.”