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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John’s Lutheran Church and Cemetery (Lydiatt, RM of Brokenhead)

A Lutheran Church at Lydiatt, in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead, was organized in 1909. Initially, church services were held in Lydiatt School. Construction of the church was started in 1955 and completed and dedicated in 1959. An addition to the church was made around 1990, at which time the steeple was removed. A cemetery is located across the road from the church.

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church (1983)
Source: George Penner

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church (2014)
Source: Manny Jacob

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Interior of St. John’s Lutheran Church (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery

St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery (October 2010)
Source: Peter McLure

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98759, W96.45268
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lydiatt School No. 1199 (Lydiatt, RM of Brokenhead)


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

St John Lydiatt Cemetery - Lydiatt MB, Waymarking.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Peter McLure, Manny Jacob, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2019

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