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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fifth Avenue Methodist Church / Fifth Avenue United Church / St. Paul’s United Church (47 Fifth Street West, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

Built between 1907 and 1908 on a design by local architect Carter H. Brindle, this brick and stone building in Souris was initially home to Fifth Avenue Methodist Church. Following the 1925 unification of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational faiths in Canada, it became Fifth Avenue United Church. In 1938, the congregation united with the one from Knox United Church (formerly Knox Presbyterian Church) and services were held alternately between the two buildings. Finally, in 1945, the decision was made to hold all services here and a pipe organ from Knox, installed in 1917, was disassembled and moved here. The combined congregation renamed the church St. Paul’s in 1946.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1908-1939

?

1939-1944

Rev. S. Leith

1944-1952

Rev. Cliff S. Matchett

1952-1953

Robert Harvey (1883-1975)

1953-1959

Rev. Vic Sangewine

1959-1964

Rev. Lind Barbour

1964-1965

Hartley Harland

1965-1968

Rev. Elton Adams

1968-1969

Rev. Percy Laidler

1969-1970

Rev. Dick Hetherington

1970-1975

Rev. Alan Armstrong

1970-1974

Rev. Cam McMillan

1974-1975

Rev. Bill Lockhart

1975-1977

Rev. Cam McMillan

1977-1981

Rev. Ewing Rae

1981-1989

Rev. Don McIntyre

1989-1998

Rev. Ron McConnell

1998-?

Rev. John Oldenkamp

Photos & Coordinates

Postview view of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church

Postview view of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0143

St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Paul’s United Church

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

Site Location (lat/long): N49.61809, W100.26057
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

The People of Souris and Glenwood from the Earliest Beginnings to the Present by Souris and District Heritage Club, 2006, pages 151-153.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2020

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