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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Catherine’s Anglican Church (3202 Birds Hill Road, RM of East St. Paul)

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Established in 1889 by Rev. Canon Samuel Pritchard Matheson, services were initially conducted at Bird’s Hill School as a mission church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church at Middlechurch. This site was donated by Mrs. J. Chudleigh in the spring of 1914, with Edwin A. Hoddinott and H. T. Agar taking lead roles in raising funds to erect a church building. The cornerstone was laid on 30 July 1914 by officers from the Grand Lodge of Manitoba AF & AM, under the leadership of L. S. Vaughan. The church was opened officially on 1 November 1914 by diocesan general missionary Rev. W. H. Thomas and later consecrated by Archbishop Matheson on 22 June 1919. The site was expanded in 1960 (Parish Hall) and 1987. The church closed around 2010 with the facility now serving as Sky’s The Limit Montessori School.





Rev. Silva White


Robert Cuthbert Johnstone (1857-1934)


Rev. H. W. Baldock


Rev. F. C. H. Wild


Rev. R. L. Taylor


Rev. T. D. Conlin


Rev. F. W. Goodeve


Edna Lenora Perry (1923-2020)

Photos & Coordinates

St. Catherine's Anglican Church

St. Catherine’s Anglican Church (March 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97627, W97.00576
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Selkirk social events [St. Catherine’s Church],” Manitoba Free Press Summer Resorts, 8 August 1914, page 3.

“Birds Hill church opens,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 October 1914, page 5.

“Congregation comes of age at Bird’s Hill,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 November 1935, page 27.

“Celebration at St. Catherines,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1939, page 21.

“St. Catherine’s marks birthday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 November 1943, page 13.

“Soldiers’ Memorial held at Bird’s Hill,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 June 1949, page 19.

“St. Catherine’s anniversary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 November 1949, page 8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 November 2020

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