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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Helen’s Anglican Church (Fairford, RM of Grahamdale)

In 1842, Anglican cleric Abraham Cowley arrived at Fairford (in what what is now the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale) to establish an Anglican Church to serve the local Aboriginal people. The present St. Helen’s Anglican Church, a municipally-designated historic site, dates from 1911. Restoration was done as part of the Manitoba Prairie Churches Project.

Adjacent to the church are a pair of stone monuments. One was erected in 1971 to commemorate Richard Woodhouse (1837-1902), who was first elected Chief of the Fairford Reserve on 3 August 1871, and his sons who succeeded him, Richard Woodhouse and William Woodhouse. The other monument was erected in November 1948 to commemorate local people who served during the Second World War.

St. Helen's Anglican Church

St. Helen’s Anglican Church (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Helen's Anglican Church

Interior of St. Helen’s Anglican Church (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Woodhouse Memorial Cairn

Woodhouse Memorial Monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Woodhouse Memorial Cairn

Fairford Military Monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.60308, W98.69998
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Cowley (1816-1887)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project

Sources:

St. Helen's Anglican Church, Fairford, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2016

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