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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (220 Helmsdale Street, Winnipeg)

A former Anglican church on Helmsdale Street in Winnipeg was constructed in 1913 as a mission of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral. With a growing congregation, expansions of the original building were made in 1978 and 1998. The last service occurred in 2018 when the congregants moved into a nearby church on Kimberly Avenue. Finally, in April 2020, with dwindling attendance, they deconsecrated the church. It was demolished in 2021.

Among the clerics of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church were Francis James Ison (c1937-1961) and Edna Lenora Perry (?).

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (circa 1951)
Source: Chris Ryal

Interior of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

Interior of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (circa 1951)
Source: Chris Ryal

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (December 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

Site of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92786, W97.10243
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [Francis James Ison], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 1992, page 47.

“A fond farewell for St. Stephen’s,” The Herald, 1 April 2020, page 18.

We thank Chris Ryal for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2023

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