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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bethel Methodist Church / Bethel United Church and Cemetery (Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

In 1891, a modest Methodist church at this site, in what is now the Municipality of Norfolk Treherne, was built by Rodger Robson on a design by architect Andrew Wilson Maxwell, on land donated by local resident Alex McNeill. The church closed in 1924 but, in 1936, an annual memorial service in it was held on the last Sunday in June, a custom that continues today.

Bethel United Church

Bethel United Church (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Entrance to Bethel Cemetery

Entrance to Bethel Cemetery (June 2011)
Source: Peter McLure

Aerial view of Bethel Cemetery

Aerial view of Bethel Cemetery (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.65050, W98.77697
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Bethel Cemetery - Treherne MB, Waymarking.

Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine: A History of Treherne and Surrounding District by Treherne Area History Committee, 1976, pages 68-##.

This page was prepared by Peter McLure, Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2020

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