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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mustard Seed Anglican Chapel / Robinson Spur Cemetery (RM of St. Andrews)

The first burial in this cemetery in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews occurred in 1901. A church at the site was destroyed by fire. Rather than rebuild another church, the small Chapel of the Mustard Seed was moved here in Fall 1940, according to a local history book from the mouth of the Red River where it had been used as a church and school by 26 local families. Repainted in 1969 and 1979, the first service in the chapel was held on 12 August 1979. The building was restored between 2013 and 2014, and rededicated at the 100th anniversary commemorative service of the cemetery on 10 August 2014.

Mustard Seed Anglican Chapel

Mustard Seed Anglican Chapel (August 2017)
Source: George Penner

Mustard Seed Anglican Chapel

Mustard Seed Anglican Chapel (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Robinson Spur Cemetery

Robinson Spur Cemetery (November 2010)
Source: Peter McLure

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.40342, W96.95228
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry, 1880-1981 by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982, pages 54-55.

Robinson Spur Cemetery - Matlock, MB, Waymarking.

We thank Robert Thomas for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Peter McLure, George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2019

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