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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Cemetery (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)

St. John’s is the oldest Anglican parish west of the Great Lakes. The graveyard around the massive church contains a veritable “Who’s Who” of Manitoba society from the 1800s through the present. A plaque, installed at the southwest corner of the Cathedral building in 1988 by the Manitoba Heritage Council, recognizes the long-term use of the site by the Anglican Church. The present Cathedral building was erected in 1926 on a design by local architects Gilbert Parfitt and Edgar Prain. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Among the noteworthy people buried in this cemetery are the following: James A. M. Aikins, William F. Alloway, James H. Ashdown, E. L. Barber, Douglas Cameron, Edward L. Drewry, William Sandford Evans, Colin Inkster, John Inkster, Alexander Logan, William F. Luxton, Hugh John Macdonald, Robert Machray, Samuel P. Matheson, J. D. McArthur, Andrew McDermot, Augustus M. Nanton, John Norquay, John C. Schultz, Margaret Scott, David A. Stewart, William Whyte, and Errick F. Willis.

St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Cemetery

St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Cemetery (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral

Interior of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument in the St. John’s Anglican Cemetery

Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument in the St. John’s Anglican Cemetery (June 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92081, W97.12420
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

A History in Stone: A Self-Guided Tour of the Historic Graveyard of St. John’s Cathedral” (PDF format)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birthplace of the Anglican Church in Western Canada Plaque (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Winnipeg Rifles North West Rebellion, 1885 Monument (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Middlechurch, RM of West St. Paul)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Andrew’s-on-the-Red Anglican Church and Cemetery (RM of St. Andrews)

Cathedral Church of St. John, MHS Centennial Organization.

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Desiree Rolfe and Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 July 2019

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