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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benito United Church (Benito, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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A Methodist congregation at Benito, in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held its first service in a newly constructed church on 12 July 1908. It became Benito United Church in 1925 with the unification of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational faiths in Canada. The Benito United Church amalgamated officially with the Kenville United Church in 1959 although they were part of a three-way charge, with Durban United Church, as of 1955.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1925-1927

H. C. Harris

1927-1930

S. P. Riddell

1930-1931

Hector McKay

1931-1934

M. E. Nixon

1934-1949

J. E. Clarke

1949-1953

I. Marguerite Miller

1953-1955

William H. Barkwell

1955-1960

J. Edgar Jarvis

1960-1963

Axel C. Rekken

1963-1966

John W. E. Griffen

1966-1968

Ken Houston

1968-1970

Jack Mitchell

1970-1972

Arnold Keith Alexander (1921-1973)

1972-1973

Marian Child

1973-1984

Brenda I. Ferguson

1984-1987

Margaret McCallum

1987-1988

Darrow Woods

1988-1990

Mark Ferrier

1991-1995

Darrow Woods

1995-?

Troy Van Ginkel

Photos & Coordinates

Benito United Church

Benito United Church (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.91411, W101.54561
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Durban United Church (Durban, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kenville United Church (Kenville, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

Sources:

100 Years in the Swan River Valley by Centennial History Book Committee, 1999, page 430-432.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2021

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