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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cypress River United Church (Cypress River, RM of Victoria)

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This brick church at Cypress River, in the Rural Municipality of Victoria, was designed by Winnipeg architect Charles Saunders Bridgman and built in 1921. It was the first Union church in Manitoba, formed that year by the merger of Methodist and Presbyterian congregations.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1921-1925

Rev. Hislop Dickson

1925

George Henry Hambley (1896-1983)

1925-1928

Rev. L. L. Meech

1928-1931

Rev. J. S. Caldwell

1931-1935

Rev. J. T. Wotten

1935-1942

Rev. N. B. McLenaghen

1942-1944

Rev. W. R. Wood

1944-1946

Rev. Frederick J. Roberts

1946-1949

Rev. J. T. Gawthrop

1949-1953

Rev. John Jackson

1953-1954

Robert Harvey (1883-1975)

1954-1955

W. B. Eaton

1955-1956

W. Gordon Shannon

1956-1957

Rev. W. O. Robinson

1957-1958

Rev. H. Gordon Tolton

1958-1962

Rev. Gordon Taylor

1962-1964

Rev. W. B. Ballantyne

1964-1971

Rev. Melvin Wray

1971-1978

Rev. Art Veldhuis

1978-1989

Rev. Robert Campbell

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Cypress River United Church

Postcard view of Cypress River United Church (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0133

Cypress River United Church

Cypress River United Church (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Cypress River United Church

Interior of Cypress River United Church (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.55583, W99.08800
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Pioneers Perseverance & Progress: Cypress River 1885-1985 by Cypress River History Book Committee, 1985, page 83.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 13 March 2021

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