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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Thomas Anglican Church (1567 William Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The parish of St. Thomas Anglican Church was formed officially on 24 August 1910, before which it had been a mission of St. George’s Anglican Church. In 1906, a church building was constructed at this site at 1567 William Avenue in Winnipeg. It was replaced in 1923 by the present structure, designed by local architect David Wynyard Bellhouse, and the old church was converted into a parish hall. In 1932, it received a pipe organ following the closure of St. Peter's Anglican Church. An extension to the hall and parish offices were constructed in 1957 based on a design by Green Blankstein Russell and Associates.

Inside the churches are honour rolls for congregants who served and were killed in the First World War and Second World War.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1905-1906

Rev. Canon T. J. Roy

1907

Rev. A. W. Wood

1907-1908

Rev. M. Peart

1908-1909

Rev. R. S. Cushing

1910-1917

Rev. T. Marshall

1917-1919

Rev. W. A. Wallace

1920-1921

Rev. J. W. Dobson

1921-1927

Robert Weston Ridgeway (1878-1946)

1927-1935

Rev. A. Walker

1935-1938

Francis James Ison (1896-1992)

1938-1945

Rev. J. Rogers

1945-1948

Rev. G. J. Foy

1948-1960

Rev. H. G. Walker

1961-1964

Rev. R. E. Whyte

1965-1973

Robert William “Bob” English (1932-2021)

1974-1976

Rev. R. W. Mather

1977

Rev. F. W. Lynch

1978-1980

Rev. R. E. Stallard

1981-1986

Rev. T. M. Appleton

1987-2001

Rev. J. K. Garrity

2002-2003

Rev. J. Holmen

2004-2011

Rev. J. Collings

Photos & Coordinates

St. Thomas Anglican Church

St. Thomas Anglican Church (February 2019)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Thomas Anglican Church

Interior of St. Thomas Anglican Church (February 2019)
Source: George Penner

First World War honour roll in St. Thomas Anglican Church

First World War honour roll in St. Thomas Anglican Church (August 2022)
Source: Darryl Toews

Second World War honour roll in St. Thomas Anglican Church

Second World War honour roll in St. Thomas Anglican Church (August 2022)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91650, W97.19252
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Harry Buck
[Next of Kin]

Fitter’s Helper (CPR)

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 December 1880

9 October 1916

Henry Burns
[Next of Kin]

Painter

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 December 1884

22 May 1915

Thomas Henry Crellin
[Next of Kin]

Fireman

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 October 1882

28 September 1918

Francis James Dalton
[Next of Kin]

Bookkeeper

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 June 1897

3 Octobert 1916

Larry Dalton

?

?

?

?

?

Harry Hirons Davies
[Next of Kin]

Independent

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Able Seaman

17 October 1896

25 March 1918

Albert Dudley

Clerk

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 February 1889

26 October 1917

Thomas James Evans

Printer

18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 January 1883

30 March 1916

William Falcus
[City of Winnipeg]

Fireman

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

20 February 1890

26 September 1916

William Hancock

Steam Fitter

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 April 1892

21 September 1916

William David George Holland
[Next of Kin]

Book Keeper

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 April 1884

3 June 1917

Joseph William Lucas

Wire Weaver

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 February 1892

28 October 1917

Richard James Nicholson
[Next of Kin]

Blacksmith's Helper

?

Corporal

?

12 October 1914

Lionel Wilfred Prince
[Next of Kin]

Boilermaker, CPR

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 January 1892

15 August 1917

William Henry Prince

Blacksmith

144th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

2 April 1874

19 May 1918

Percy Douglas Thurlow Prior

Machinist

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 January 1894

14 April 1917

Walter Purnell
[Next of Kin]

Pipefitter

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 November 1897

9 April 1917

William Rogers
[106 Battalion]

Pipe Fitter

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 August 1885

9 April 1917

George Henry Rushworth
[Next of Kin]

Oiler (Railroad)

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 April 1876

5 June 1916

Frederick James Sexton

Safe Maker

10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

30 August 1893

8 December 1922

Thomas Seymour

Labourer

5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, British Army

Corporal

1882

19 August 1915

Frederick Albert Sims
[Next of Kin]

Shoemaker

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 December 1876

9 April 1917

John Stafford
[Next of Kin]

Plasterer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 January 1876

13 June 1916

Henry Wickham Worlock
[Next of Kin]

City Operator

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 August 1875

21 May 1915

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Ernest David Blackstock

6 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Lance Sergeant

5 September 1918

25 August 1944

Sydney Gath

Canadian Special Service Battalion, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

22 June 1915

3 December 1943

Jack Herbert Hopper

HMCS Margaree, Royal Canadian Navy

Stoker

17 January 1919

22 October 1940

Ralph Frank Litchfield

101 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

11 January 1917

31 March 1944

Clifford Frederick Slingsby

HMCS Columbia, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Able Seaman

2 May 1919

29 November 1942

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: David Wynyard Bellhouse (1861-1952)

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George’s Anglican Church (Isabel Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

St Thomas (Weston) Fonds, Anglican Church of Canada Diocese of Rupert's Land, Manitoba Archival Information Network.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Darryl Toews, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2022

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