Heritage church building

The Service Station at the Lakeside Church on Butler Street in Summerland was once a church building

Edna Reside sits in front of the historic pipe organ at The Service Station at the Lakeside Church on Butler Street.

Last weekend, the building and other locations around Summerland were opened for Doors Open Summerland, an initiative to introduce the public to many unique locations in the community.

Reside’s husband Merrill was the minister at the church in the mid-1990s.

The church building was constructed in 1910 and features an old oak pipe organ.

Today it is on Summerland’s community heritage register.

In 2015, Lakeside Presbyterian Church was closed. New owners purchased it earlier this year and are converting it to a centre which will hold dance classes and programs for children, yoga classes, art exhibits, concerts and more.