Saint John in the Wilderness Chapel, Birchdale, BC

Saint John Chapel

Located on a small spit of land sandwiched between Lake Kootenay and the vast Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, Birchdale, BC is a remote and charming settlement accessible only by boat. Andrew designed this chapel for a couple who moved there with the hopes of establishing a retreat destination for Orthodox clergy, and a homesteading opportunity for like-minded youth. The chapel is being hand-built from stone, sand, and gravel found on the site. Construction began in 2008.

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