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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beresford Methodist Church / Beresford United Church (Beresford, RM of Whitehead)

The original Beresford Methodist Church, a wood frame structure situated in the village of Beresford in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, was built during the summer of 1891 and dedicated at a service on 3 November 1891. The church was part of the Kemnay Mission and the cleric resided at Kemnay. In April 1902, the building was destroyed by fire. Construction of a modest brick replacement commenced during the early summer of 1903 by Brandon builder George Hurd. When Hurd went bankrupt, the skeletal building was completed by the parishioners in mid-1904.

This former church building is now used as a private residence.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1891-1892

Rev. Morgan

1892-1893

Chancellor Teeter (1849-1942)

1893-1896

John William Ridd (1865-1955)

1896-1898

Benjamin Wilson Allison (1870-1953)

1898-1899

L. D. Post

1899-1902

W. E. Egan

1902

James Adam McClung (1837-1916)

1902-1903

Herbert Taylor

1903-1904

T. Jackson Wray

1904-1907

John Linton

1907-1908

W. J. Hancock

1908-1911

J. G. Fallis

1911-1913

R. S. Jones

1913

L. Hadfield

1913-1919

Leslie L. Meech

1919-1920

Rev. Sallen

1920-1921

Rev. Bone

1921-1926

A. W. Churchill

1926-1930

B. M. Thackery

1930-1931

J. B. Pearson

1931-1935

Frederick Letts

1935-1938

James Savage

1938-?

A. E. Weaver

?-1947

R. F. Hunter

1947-1957

Several temporary clerics

1957-1959

Victor Sangwine

1959

C. L. Barbour

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Beresford

Aerial view of the church at Beresford (1990s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Beresford United Church

Beresford United Church (June 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey, Beresford.

Beresford United Church

The former Beresford United Church building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.72892, W100.19526
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Beresford Church, 1890-1965: History by Wilmott McComb (1891-1982), 1965. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.B47 Ber]

Obituary [Wilmott McComb], Brandon Sun, 4 October 1982, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2016

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