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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Paul’s Methodist Church / St. Paul’s United Church (590 Johnson Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

By the turn of the twentieth century, many of Manitoba’s small urban centres had grown into solid, prosperous communities. Their buildings reflected that change. Substantial Presbyterian and Methodist churches of brick and stone eventually came to replace earlier wood-frame structures. St. Paul’s United, originally Methodist, is a fine example of these large buildings. Built in 1893, it is one of the foremost representatives of fieldstone construction.

The church is also a fine example of the Gothic Revival style, one of the most commonly used architectural expressions of the age. Edward Lowery, a Winnipeg architect, prepared the design for the building. The stone, lime and sand used to build the walls were drawn from local sources. The construction was undertaken by volunteers from the congregation.

A plaque in front of the church was erected in 1994 by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

Clerics (Methodist)

Period

Cleric

1887-1890

Oliver Darwin

1890-1893

G. F. Long

1893-1897

W. A. Vrooman

1897-1901

J. M. Harrison

1901-1905

William Somerville

1905-1909

T. B. Wilson

1909-1912

M. C. Flatt

1912-1913

B. W. Allison

1913-1917

J. W. Bowering

1917-1921

O. Coleman

1921-1923

B. W. Allison

1923-1926

H. Dodds

Clerics (Presbyterian)

Period

Cleric

1889-1891

J. K. Welch

1891-1897

Peter Fisher

1897-1912

Alexander Hamilton

1912-1919

H. McKay

1919-1923

J. F. Stewart

1923-1925

A. A. Annand

1925-1926

G. Lockhart

Clerics (United)

Period

Cleric

1926-1930

R. E. McCullagh

1930-1938

P. N. Murray

1938-1943

William Wyman

1943-1950

G. M. Marshall

1950-1961

S. C. Studd

1961-1964

James Maxwell

1965

H. Smith

1965-?

F. J. Markowsky

Photos & Maps

St. Paul's United Church

St. Paul’s United Church (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Paul's United Church

Interior of St. Paul’s United Church (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23047, W100.05276
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

75th Anniversary (1893-1968): St. Paul’s United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba [undated pamphlet]

St. Paul’s United Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2019

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