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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Matchettville Methodist Church / Matchettville United Church (Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne)

The Matchettville Methodist Church was built in 1898 in the northeast corner of 35-8-10 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne, on land donated by a local farmer. In 1925, with unification of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist faiths, it became Matchettville United Church. The church closed in 1958 due to dwindling attendance. Three years later, the building was sold to a Roman Catholic congregation at Cypress River.

Among the clerics who served at Matchettville United Church was Adam Grant Smith (1948-1954).

On the opposite corner of the road north of the monument is the former building for Matchettville School.

Matchettville United Church commemorative monument

Matchettville United Church commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.70933, W98.71109
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Our Lady of Cypress Roman Catholic Church (Cypress River, RM of Victoria)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Matchettville School No. 1342 (Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne)

Sources:

Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine: A History of Treherne and Surrounding District, Treherne Area History Committee, 1976.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2021

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