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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Knox United Church (200 Memorial Avenue North, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

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The first church at this location in Russell was constructed between 1888 and 1889 under the guidance of Presbyterian missionary James Lang. As of 1890, the building was also used for Methodist church services. The present structure, also Presbyterian, dates from 1911. It became a Union Church in 1922, and a United Church following the 1925 unification of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist faiths in Canada. Although made of bricks, the building’s exterior was covered with plaster in the 1950s to address grouting problems.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1888-1889

James Lang

1890-1893

W. G. Robertson

1893-1897

J. H. Cameron

1897-1902

D. M. McKay

1902-1909

Rev. Edmison

1909-1918

H. Feir

1918-1922

E. W. Johnson

1922-1925

Fred D. Middleton

1925-1931

D. D. Millar

1931-1939

H. B. Wallace

1939-1940

Rev. Dixon

1940-1949

James McNeill

1949-1950

Rev. Gawthorpe

1950-1951

Ira McDonald

1951-1957

W. G. Zwicker

1957-1962

F. W. Tindale

1962-?

D. G. Stewart

?-?

Donald Alexander “Don” Robertson (1935-2019)

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Knox Presbyterian Church

Postcard view of Knox Presbyterian Church (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0137

Knox United Church

Knox United Church (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78050, W101.28473
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Banner County: History of Russell & District, 1879-1967 by Russell Women's Institute, 1967, pages 64-65.

Russell Historical Walking Tour, Asessippi Parkland Tourism.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2020

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