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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Palmerston Presbyterian Church / Palmerston United Church (Municipality of Prairie View)

Until a church building was constructed in this vicinity, services were held in the Palmerston School at the instigation of Rev. James Robertson. In 1909, a church was constructed on an acre of land (in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View, near the Palmerston Pioneers Monument) donated by a Mr. Fennel, at a cost of over $11,000. It opened on 30 October 1909. The church eventually became part of the Miniota-Arrow River charge in the United Church of Canada. It closed in late 1940. At the time of a 2021 site visit, the building stood precariously on a crumbling stone foundation.

Among the clerics of Palmerston United Church was Rev. McFarland (1940).

The former Palmerston United Church

The former Palmerston United Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Palmerston United Church

The former Palmerston United Church (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

The former Palmerston United Church

The former Palmerston United Church (October 2020)
Source: Markus Derrer

The former Palmerston United Church

The former Palmerston United Church (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former Palmerston United Church

The former Palmerston United Church (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Palmerston United Church

Interior of the former Palmerston United Church (October 2020)
Source: Markus Derrer

The former Palmerston United Church

Interior of the former Palmerston United Church (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

A view into the basement of the former Palmerston United Church

A view into the basement of the former Palmerston United Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.08514, W100.80602
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Bridging the Years, 1879-1969, Miniota Women’s Institute, 1967, pages 69-70.

We thank George Penner, Markus Derrer, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2021

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