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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nesbitt Presbyterian Church / Nesbitt United Church / Nesbitt-Berbank United Church (Nesbitt, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

In 1892, the Nesbitt Presbyterian Church at Nesbitt, in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa, was designed by local farmer Peter McMurchy and built by contractor Robert Little at a cost of $2,200. It was dedicated on 29 October 1892 at a service led by Rev. Peter Wright of Portage la Prairie, assisted by Rev. Thomas Shearer of Rounthwaite, and Rev. T. B. Wilson of Methven and Wawanesa. It became Nesbitt United Church when, in 1925, its congregation merged with that of the local Methodist church. In 1966, the Berbank Memorial Church joined and the church became the Nesbitt-Berbank United Church. It closed in 1992.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

?-?

Rev. W. P. Anderson

1898-1901

Rev. R. M. Croll

1902-1906

Rev. A. M. Skea

1906

Rev. Osborne

1907-1911

Rev. A. McMillan

1912-1916

Rev. R. A. Hanley

1917-1920

Rev. Charles Finnemore

1920-1921

Rev. S. C. Studd

1921-1925

Rev. Charles Whiting

1925-1927

Rev. S. P. Riddell

1927-1930

Rev. J. B. Wildfong

1930-1934

Rev. M. S. Anderson

1934-1939

Rev. William Bell

1939-1946

Rev. A. J. Radley

1946-1949

Rev. J. B. E. Anderson

1949-1950

Rev. William R. Welsh

1950-1953

Rev. Alex Cox

1953-1954

Mr. Whetter

1954-1956

Rev. McIntosh

1956-1958

Rev. Elkins

1958-1965

Rev. R. Donnelly

1965-1968

Rev. Keating

Photos & Maps

Former Nesbitt-Berbank United Church

Former Nesbitt-Berbank United Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.60033, W99.86180
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Berbank Memorial Church (Municipality of Grassland)

Sources:

Oakland Echoes, 1879-1970 by J. B. Rome, 1970, pages 19-21.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2019

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