Rosetown’s St. Andrew’s – Trinity Anglican/Lutheran Church celebrated its 100th anniversary over the weekend.

The church has a long history in Rosetown. The building itself began as a mission for Anglican workers who followed the railways out of Regina. The mission house was purchased in 1912 followed by the building of the first church. The early years of the church saw a Sunday School, a ladies group, a choir, and a vestry to oversee the operation of the church.

The first church was then destroyed in a fire in 1918. The church that was built in its place is the same one that stands there today on the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street, and held its first service on October 19th, 1919.

Festivities for the church’s 100th anniversary were quite simple, with a 2 o’clock service, followed by coffee, cake, and snacks in the hall.

Priest Lauren Miller shared what he enjoys the most about his position.

“I love the people, I love being part of the community. It’s just nice to come here and be with real people who are doing what they can do to try and make this a better place, and a better world to live in.”

Miller also shared what he believes to be the most important part about the church.

“I think what church does, is it gives people a sense of balance and perspective. It gives them the opportunity once a week to kind of stop and reflect on the meaning of life, the purpose of life, and what they’re doing to make the world a better place around them.”

Miller has been a member of the church for 10 years, and has been serving as pastor for 3 years.