St. John the Baptist Church

Stanley, Wisconsin

St. John the Baptist Church

Founded 1906

Status:

Serviced by Minneapolis Deanery Clergy

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Minneapolis Deanery

Address

Rt #2
Stanley, Wisconsin 54768

Parish Contacts

No contact information is currently available.

Parish Background

The parish is the oldest Orthodox Church in the state of Wisconsin, having celebrated 100 years in 2006.

The church was recently designated as a historic site by the Chippewa County Historical Society.  A new plaque that was placed on the church reads:  “St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church is the oldest Orthodox church in the state of Wisconsin.  Shortly after their arrival from eastern Europe in 1901, the Carpatho-Russian community settled in this area and began holding church services in their homes.  They built the church building in 1906 following the Byzantine style of architecture and included a dome with an Orthodox cross placed on top.”