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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bethel Cemetery (RM of Roland)

This cemetery is situated in the Rural Municipality of Roland at the former site of Bethel Methodist Church. Built in 1884, it became Bethel United Church in 1925 following the unification of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist faiths in Canada. The final service was held on 27 August 1961. The building was moved to Winkler where it was used as a church by a Evangelical Mennonite Brethren congregation. Records for the church, for the period from 1901 to 1971, are held at the United Church of Canada Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference Archives.

Bethel Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery (August 2014)
Source: Darryl Toews

Bethel Cemetery

Commemorative plaque at the Bethel Cemetery (August 2014)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Location (lat/long): N49.29636, W97.95639
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Bethel United Church fonds, United Church of Canada Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference Archives.

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by Tim Worth, Darryl Toews, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2014

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