Historic Sites of Manitoba: Starbuck Presbyterian Church / Starbuck United Church (Starbuck, RM of Macdonald)

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This United church at Starbuck in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald was designed by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell and built in late 1903. The first service was held in it on 17 January 1904. The building was destroyed by fire on 16 May 2014.


From 1885 to 1904, the church was served by non-resident ministers. They included Mr. Norman Russell, Rev. James Douglas, Dr. Bryce, Dr. A. B. Baird, Rev. J. S. Lowry, Rev. W. B. Tait, Rev. J. S. Dobbin, and Rev. Menzies. From 1904 to 2014, ministers included Rev. N. Stevenson, Rev. R. B. Cochrane, Rev. D. M. Reid, Rev. J. D. Harley, Rev. G. Bompas, Rev. W. W. Smith, Rev. William Bates, Rev. Fleming, Rev. T. Latto, Rev. John S. Lowe, Rev. Fulton, Rev. Bygraves, Rev. T. Horn, Rev. J. McNair, Rev. J. S. Wilson, Rev. H. Wyman, Rev. G. McNeill, Rev. S. Leith, Lloyd Cleworth Stinson, Rev. G. D. Wilkie, Rev. G. Dyker, Mr. Smith, Herbert Thomas Reynolds, Rev. A. D. Watson, Rev. M. Johnston-Zuong, Rev. B. Thackery, Rev. G. Fay, Rev. H. Fred, Rev. A. B. Simpson, Rev. C. Manning, Rev. A. Suitters, Rev. Oliver Hodge, Rev. Dick Kendall, Rev. Art Lucy, Rev. Ron Mattock, Rev. G. Whidden, Rev. A. D. Bennett, Rev. Percy Laidler, William Lindley “Bill” Whetter, Rev. George Cook, Revs. Peter and Elizabeth Moffatt, Rev. Linda Murray, Rev. Gaston Vialard, Rev. Ted Dodd, James “Jim” Hatherly (1983-1987), Mrs. Mary Rance, Rev. Ed and Mrs. Georgina Loucks, Rev. Freda Rajotte / Ms. Lynn Stevens, Rev. Garfield Barber, Rev. Heather Moore, and Rev. Peter Mitchell.

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Starbuck Presbyterian Church

Postcard view of Starbuck Presbyterian Church (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2021-0001

Starbuck United Church

Starbuck United Church (May 2004)
Source: Len Goldsborough

Starbuck United Church

Starbuck United Church (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.77146, W97.61954
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

MHS Centennial Organization: Starbuck United Church


We thank Rev. Jim Hatherly for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 May 2023

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