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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Little Britain United Church and Cemetery (RM of St. Andrews)

Little Britain United Church, built between 1872 and 1874 by stonemason Duncan McRae, is the oldest United Church building in Manitoba. Initially Presbyterian, the original congregation was served by Reverend John Black, the first Presbyterian minister at the Selkirk Settlement. The church was constructed by two of the most important stonemasons of the era, John Clouston and Duncan McRae. The tower was added in 1920, a memorial to the dead of the First World War.

Next to the church is a plaque, erected in 1983 by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba, in commemoration of stonemason Duncan McRae.

Little Britain United Church and Cemetery (no date)
Source: Tim Worth

Little Britain United Church

Little Britain United Church (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Site Location (lat/long): N50.10280, W96.94020
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Church History Resources of Manitoba by G. B. King
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1944-45 Season

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Little Britain United Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

MHM - Duncan McRae - Little Britain MB, Waymarking.

The Old Stone Church. The History of Little Britain United Church (est. 1852) by K. Schneider and Gwen Fox.

This page was prepared by Tim Worth, Gordon Goldsborough, and Desiree Rolfe.

Page revised: 9 April 2017

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