Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Andrew’s-on-the-Red Anglican Church and Cemetery (RM of St. Andrews)
Built between 1845 and 1849, the building was designed by Archdeacon William Cockran to serve the local community of retired Hudson’s Bay Company personnel and English mixed bloods. Archdeacon Cockran was instrumental in the establishment of the Anglican Church in Manitoba. Much of the stonework was done by Duncan McRae, a mason responsible for the construction of many of the best stone buildings from this early settlement period.
The church’s history and architecture have been recognized both by the Dominion of Canada and by the Province of Manitoba. In 1970 the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada concluded that “St. Andrew’s Church is of national architectural and historical importance” and a plaque was unveiled at a special service in 1974.
The adjacent cemetery is the final resting place of many HBC officers and a number of the early settlers in the area, including Captain William Kennedy. Some of the older burials are located to the south-east of the church.
St. Andrew’s-on-the-Red Anglican Church (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.06666, W96.97618
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John’s Cathedral and Cemetery (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Middlechurch, RM of West St. Paul)
St. Andrew’s-on-the-Red Anglican Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch
The Road to the Rapids by Robert Coutts. University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2000.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site of Canada
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Captain William Kennedy House
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
Information for this page was collected by Tim Worth and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 January 2013
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