The oldest standing Icelandic Lutheran Church in Canada, this building in the Rural Municipality of Argyle was erected in 1889 by volunteers under the direction of carpenters Byring Hallgrimsson and Arni Sveinson. Many of the early congregation members had first settled at New Iceland (Gimli) in the late 1870s before homesteading in this municipality in the 1880s. In 1964, Frelsis Congregation joined Baldur Immanuel Lutheran Church. Nearby is the Grund Cemetery.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grund Lutheran Cemetery (RM of Argyle)
An Introduction to Manitoba Church Architecture by Doug Parsonage
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bru Frikirkju Lutheran Church (RM of Lorne)
Frelsis (Liberty) Lutheran Church at Grund, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch
This page was prepared by Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 May 2021
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