Throughout the years, the churches in Kaslo have served as a place of community and solace. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, congregations have not been allowed to gather as usual, and both St. Andrew’s United and St. Mark’s Anglican have remained empty.
Except for a select few volunteers who took it upon themselves to ring the bells. Every evening at 7 p.m., when all is dark and quiet, the bells begin to toll. Mandy Bath at St. Mark’s and Shelley Stickel-Miles at St. Andrew’s share what it’s like being the only souls in the church — and the comfort they hope to bring to those who can hear them.