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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Griswold Presbyterian Church / Griswold United Church (Griswold, RM of Sifton)

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In 1896, local stonemason Henry Winter was commissioned to build a Presbyterian church at Griswold, in the Rural Municipality of Sifton. Completed by 1898, his design featured rugged stonework with pointed Gothic-style windows, and restrained woodwork. The Methodist and Presbyterian congregations became workshipping together in 1925 and it became affiliated with the United Church of Canada. In 1998, the building was designated as a provincial historic site by the Manitoba Heritage Council and a commemorative plaque was installed beside the church.





Thomas Beveridge (1865-1932)


A. Moore


William Chestnut


Rev. McRae


Walter Royle (c1887-1955)


D. McLeod


W. V. Fryer


J. H. Shemmelt


C. C. Whiting


David Iverach (1871-1946)


J. McNair


Rev. O'Connel


G. Colpitts


J. Russell


Rev. Hanley


R. Brookson


J. M. Wilson


R. McPherson


E. Senior

Photos & Coordinates

Griswold United Church

Postcard view of Griswold Presbyterian Church (circa 1909)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0099

Griswold United Church

Griswold United Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Griswold United Church

Griswold United Church (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the Griswold United Church

Interior of the Griswold United Church (November 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.77708, W100.47089
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites


Bridging the Years: Griswold Centennial Booklet by Griswold United Church Women, 1967, pages 15-16.

Griswold United Church (Patterson Street, Griswold), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 2 October 2022

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