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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chater Methodist Church / Chater United Church and Pioneers Monument (Chater, RM of Cornwallis)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

This wood frame building at Chater, in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis, was built in 1900 as Chater Methodist Church. In 1922, it merged with the local Presbyterian church to form Chater United Church. Closed in June 1971, the building was used for a time as a community centre. A monument beside the former church commemorates the early settlers to this area who, in 1881, established the community.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1900-1902

Rev. S. Colwill

1902-1905

Rev. S. P. Davies

1905-1908

Rev. James Smith

1908-1913

Rev. John Scott

1913-1916

Rev. T. E. Taylor

1916-1918

Rev. A. E. Oke

1918-1919

Robert Alexander Hoey (1883-1965)

1919-1920

Rev. J. Wilkins

1920-1922

Rev. T. Constable

1923-1927

Rev. John Hellyer

1927-1932

Rev. E. W. Johnson

1932-1933

Rev. R. F. Hunter

1933-1937

Rev. J. B. E. Anderson

1937-1939

Rev. R. E. McCullagh

1939-1945

Rev. J. M. Wilson

1945-1947

Rev. J. A. McKillop

1947-1949

Rev. F. Armstrong

1949-1953

Rev. M. Thompson

1953-1956

Rev. Don Pratt

1956-1957

John Berridge

1957-1961

Rev. W. Barkwell

1961-1965

Rev. D. Holtzman

1965-1966

Henry Peters

1966-1970

Rev. Ken Beal

1970-1971

Ken Grambo
Glen Whitter

Photos & Coordinates

The former Chater United Church building and pioneers monument

The former Chater United Church building and pioneers monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86715, W99.83284
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Municipal Memories: Municipality of Cornwallis, 1884-1984 by Cornwallis Centennial Committee, 1984, pages 60-61.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2021

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