Rev. Lloyd’s vision was that St. John’s Minster would be a “mother church” [that’s what the word “minster” means) to surrounding “daughter” churches which would serve the surrounding rural districts. Because of the large number of founding colonists, and their sense of being community, whether rural or urban, the identity of the community was very much “Lloydminster and District” [terms still found in the title of many local organizations]. The “Minster” and its “daughters provided not only the vision and example of this, but also the structure by which it was knit into place. Today, when we celebrate the vibrancy of Lloydminster as a regional service centre - we should give thanks to Rev. Lloyd and the “Barr Colonists” who lived that vision from the very beginning.