Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amaranth United Church (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)

A stone monument at Amaranth in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa, unveiled in 1994, commemorates the former Amaranth United Church which stands to the north of it. Services were originally held in the home of Bill Grant. The house was later turned over to the church congregation and used as a manse then, in 1937, it became the church. It was used until 1952 when a new church building was erected. Dedicated on 17 August 1952, the church closed on 30 June 1990. The building and land were sold and turned into an insurance agency. The monument also commemorates the unmarked graves of three children buried nearby.

The former Amaranth United Church building and monument

The former Amaranth United Church building and monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.59603, W98.74010
denoted by symbol on the map above


A Study of the Church Buildings in Manitoba of the Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian and United Churches of Canada by Neil Bingham, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1987, 289 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 July 2022

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