Glen Leslie Church
In 1915, people south of the Kleskun Hills banded together to build a log church near the homestead of Thomas Leslie. Work was completed that fall and on October 30, the first service took place in what became known as the Glen Leslie Church. The Glen Leslie Church was built in 1915 and is a designated Provincial Historic Site. Please treat the church with the reverence and respect that it deserves.
The building remains one of the few pre-1920's structures left in the area. In 2011, the church was designated a Provincial Historic Resource and as such, qualified for matching funding for restoration work from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The Glen Leslie Church restoration project was completed in 2015.
Glen Leslie Church is available for rentals from May 1- October 31.
A few things to know:
To rent the Glen Leslie Church renters must provide a non-refundable reservation fee of $100.00 and a refundable $250.00 damage deposit before confirmation of booking. The renter will have their deposit returned within ten business days of the rental once the church is inspected and found to be in its original condition. Conditions that the security deposit will be withheld are explained in the Glen Leslie Church rental agreement.
The renter is responsible for collecting the key to the church from the Community Services Building no earlier than the first business day before the rental and returning the key no later than the first business day following the rental. Failure to return the key constitutes withholding $50.00 of the renter’s security deposit.
The Church does not have power or water and has a maximum capacity of 50 people.
If you are interested in booking the Glen Leslie Church, we encourage you to review the Glen Leslie Church Rental Agreement. [PDF - 226 KB]. Completed forms can be faxed to 780-567-5576 or scanned and emailed to ParksAndRecreation@countygp.ab.ca
To book or for more information on Glen Leslie Church rentals, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 780 532-9727.