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

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A stone church at Griswold, in the Rural Municipality of Sifton, was designed by Brandon architect Walter Henderson Shillinglaw. His design featured rugged stonework with pointed Gothic-style windows, and restrained woodwork. It was constructed between 1896 and 1898 by local stonemason Henry Winter. The Methodist and Presbyterian congregations began worshipping together in 1925 when they 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


William Oliver Fryer (1882-1963)


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:

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Henderson Shillinglaw (1864-1957)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites


[Tender call], Winnipeg Tribune, 8 August 1896, page 5.

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.

We thank Robert Hill for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 23 August 2023

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