Historic Sites of Manitoba: Greenwood Methodist Church / Greenwood United Church / McClure United Church (539 Greenwood Place, Winnipeg)
In 1915, a brick church building was constructed at this site for the congregation of West End Methodist Church. Previously, they had been meeting in a building on Portage Avenue near Stiles Street but had outgrown the space. The new building was designed for a capacity of 400 to 500 people. The cornerstone was laid at a ceremony on 14 July 1915 and the first service was held in September. Following the 1925 union of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational faiths in Canada, it became Greenwood United Church.
In 1977, its congregation merged with that of Chalmers United Church to become McClure United Church. Records relating to the church are held at the United Church of Canada Archives.
Photos & Coordinates
“West End Methodist Church outgrows its modest surroundings,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 July 1915, page 19.
“City briefs,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 July 1915, page 5.
“New Greenwood Church opens,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 September 1915, page 2.
“Greenwood says farewell to Barker,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1917, page 27.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 March 2021