Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roseisle Presbyterian Church / Roseisle United Church (Roseisle, RM of Dufferin)

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Between May and June 1891, a small wood-frame Presbyterian Church was constructed by Mr. Hunter of Miami on a two-acre site provided by W. D. B. Boyd in NE20-6-7W in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. Sermons at an opening service on 21 June 1891 were provided by Mr. McBeth of Carman and Mr. Fraser of Treherne. Four years later, the first burial occurred in a gravestone beside the church. In 1904, building was moved a half mile north to the village of Roseisle. It became a United Church following the 1925 union of Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian faiths in Canada. Closed in January 1971, the former church bulding was moved to the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum in 1978. In September 2009, it became a municipally-designated historic site.





Rev. Wilson


Rev. Mowat


Rev. Russell


Mr. Farqueharson


Rev. Black


John Smith


John W. Fulton




Mr. Donaghy


Andrew Moffat (1866-1939)


William Reid




Mr. Welsh


Mr. D. Bennett
Mr. Al Haig


John Henry Shemilt (1881-1969)


Mr. W. Dixon

Photos & Coordinates

Roseisle United Church

Roseisle United Church (no date)
Source: Ina Bramadat

The former Roseisle United Church, now at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum

The former Roseisle United Church, now at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Roseisle United Church commemorative monument

Roseisle United Church commemorative monument (2011)
Source: Ina Bramadat

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50114, W98.34320
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roseisle Cemetery (RM of Dufferin)


Carman Larger Pastoral Charge, Church History.

The Rural Municipality of Dufferin, 1880-1980 by June M. Watson and the History Book Committee, Carman: Rural Municipality of Dufferin, 1982, pages 211-212.

A Study of the Church Buildings in Manitoba of the Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian and United Churches of Canada by Neil Bingham, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1987, 289 pages.

We thank Ina Bramadat for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 June 2023

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