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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Salem Methodist Church (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

The congregation of Salem Methodist Church was organized in 1884 by local farmer brothers Bill, Tom and Bob Haney and this impressive stone church in the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth was constructed by local stonemasons around 1898. It was part of a three-church charge including Ryerson Church and Oak Lake Church. The building has been abandoned since 1948 although it underwent partial restoration of its roof and masonry in the mid-1960s. As of 2011 the pews and organ remained inside.

Salem Methodist Church

Salem Methodist Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Salem Methodist Church

Salem Methodist Church (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Salem Methodist Church

Interior of Salem Methodist Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Salem Methodist Church

Interior of Salem Methodist Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86229, W100.73545
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Proudly We Speak: A History of the Rural Municipality of Woodworth, 1878-1967 by Dorothy Vipond. Kenton: Woodworth Centennial Committee, 1967, pages 117-119.

We thank Don Finlay and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 September 2020

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