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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grace Methodist Church / Elgin United Church (Elgin, Municipality of Grassland)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A brick church building at Elgin, in the Municipality of Grassland, was constructed in 1906 as Grace Methodist Church. After the 1925 unification of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist faiths in Canada, it became the Elgin United Church. Its records are held at the United Church of Canada Archives.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1906-1922

?

1922-1926

Hugh Hamilton (1863-1941)

1926-1929

Rev. W. B. Sallons

1929-1930

Rev. P. N. Murray

1930-1933

Rev. D. B. Kennedy

1934-1938

Rev. S. A. Martin

1938-1940

George Henry Hambley (1896-1983)

1940-1949

Rev. W. O. Robinson

1949-1951

Rev. W. G. Crane

1951-1954

Rev. A. J. Johnson

1954-1955

Rev. J. F. Douglas

1955-1958

Rev. G. A. Thomson

1958-1961

Rev. S. H. Brown

1961-1962

Bob Harris

1962-1967

Alistair A. Riddell (1930-2021)

1967-1968

Rev. Harold Ritchie

1968-1969

Rev. Elton Adams
Rev. Percy Laidler

1969-1970

Rev. R. Hetherington

1970-1974

Rev. Alan Armstrong
Rev. Cam McMillan

1974-1975

Rev. Alan Armstrong
Rev. W. Lockhart

1975-1977

Rev. Cam McMillan

1977-1981

Rev. Ewing Rae

1981-1989

Rev. Don McIntyre

1989-1998

Rev. Ron McConnell

1998-?

Rev. John Oldenkamp

Photos & Coordinates

View of churches in Elgin, including the Presbyterian Church at left, United Church in centre, and Anglican Church at right

View of churches in Elgin, including the Presbyterian Church at left, United Church in centre, and Anglican Church at right (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0205

Elgin United Church

Elgin United Church (April 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Elgin United Church

Elgin United Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.44588, W100.26768
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Elgin United Church Fonds, United Church of Canada Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference Archives.

Elgin Echoes: Into the Millennium, 1970-1999 by Elgin History Book Committee, 1999, page 13.

We thank Nathan Kramer and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2021

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