Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Methodist Church / First United Church (Lorne Avenue, Brandon)

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This Methodist church at the northeast corner of the intersection of Lorne Avenue and Eighth Street in Brandon was constructed in 1899. It became First United Church in 1925 and it operated until 1969 when it amalgamated with St. Paul's United Church to become the Central United Church. The property was sold and the building was demolished in 1971. Its bells were donated for a memorial tower in the International Peace Garden. The site is now occupied by a residential apartment block.





Rev. Robert Milliken

Photos & Coordinates

First Methodist Church

First Methodist Church (circa 1909) by William Martel
Source: Illustrated Souvenir of Brandon

Postcard view of First Methodist Church

Postcard view of First Methodist Church (circa 1912)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2004-0071

Postcard view of First Methodist Church at left with St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in centre

Postcard view of First Methodist Church at left with St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in centre (circa 1912)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2021-0096

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84552, W99.94822
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Methodist Church / Knox United Church / First Christian Reform Church (1509 Victoria Avenue, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: International Peace Garden


Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2022

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