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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Melita Presbyterian Church (56 Ash Street, Melita)

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This wood frame building was the first church in Melita, constructed in 1892. The first service was held on 14 July 1892. After a 1925 vote on union with Methodist and Congregational faiths came down solidly in opposition, the congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1891-1895

Rev. Joseph White

1895-1897

none

1897-1899

Rev. William McKay Omand

1900-1909

Rev. Walter Beattie

1909-1912

Rev. Matthew P. Floyd (1866-1949)

1912-1916

Rev. Forbes Robertson

1916-1922

Rev. A. L. Elliott

1923-1925

Rev. John M. Laird

1925-1946

Rev. Matthew P. Floyd (1866-1949)

1946-1948

Rev. Douglas Anderson

1949-1950

Samuel Dempster

1951

none

1952-?

Rev. W. A. Douglas

?-1961

Rev. W. W. McNeill

1962-1964

Rev. D. S. Patterson

1965-1969

Thomas Dodds

1969-1977

James Mullin

1977-1979

Rev. A. Gordon Smith

1979-1982

Rev. Douglas Robinson

1982-?

Rev. Bruce Gourlay

Photos & Coordinates

Melita Presbyterian Church

Melita Presbyterian Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.27232, W100.99192
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Our First Century: Town of Melita and Municipality of Arthur by Melita-Arthur History Committee, 1983, pages 87-90.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2018

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