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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Wallace United Church (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

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Built in 1900, this stone building was erected by a Presbyterian congregation and was named Knox. Two years later, local Methodists built Zion church situated one miles to the south. After the First World War, the two congregations talked about uniting and permission was received in July 1922, three years before the formal union across the country to form the United Church of Canada. At that time, the former Presbyterian church became Wallace United Church, named for the Rural Municipality of Wallace (now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth) in which it was located.

Clerics (Knox Presbyterian)

Period

Cleric

1900-1905

Rev. Peter Strang

1905-?

Rev. John Carmichael

?-?

J. O. Rolston

?-?

James Laing

?-1909

Rev. Peter Strang

1909-1914

Rev. W. A. Alexander

1914-?

Rev. Arthur Smith

?-1922

Rev. William Ayres

Clerics (Zion Methodist)

Period

Cleric

1902-1903

Rev. F. Locke

1903-?

Rev. J. W. Dickson
Rev. Abbott

?-?

Rev. Taylor
Rev. Shier

?-?

Rev. O. B. Kennedy

?-1922

Rev. A. R. Maunders

Clerics (Wallace United)

Period

Cleric

1922-?

Rev. Joseph Johnston

?-?

Rev. James Wilson

?-?

Rev. D. B. Sparling

?-1931

Rev. H. C. Harris

1931-?

Rev. William Wainwright

?-1937

Rev. Or. McCullagh

1937-1944

Rev. J. S. Caldwell

1944-1946

Rev. J. E. Cooper

1946-1948

Rev. W. A. Wilkinson

1948-1950

Rev. K. A. Moyer

1951-1952

Rev. W. R. Welsh

1952-1959

Rev. D. B. Sparling

1959-1968

Rev. S. A. Wamsley

1968-1970

Rev. A. R. Billington

1970-1972

Rev. H. Kemp

1972-1973

Rev. H. Kemp
Rev. K. Bauman

1973-1976

Rev. K. Bauman

1976-1977

Keith Donald Boughton (1927-2014)

1977-1979

Rev. B. St. Germaine

1979-?

Rev. T. Rutley

Photos & Coordinates

Wallace United Church

Wallace United Church (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Wallace United Church

Interior of Wallace United Church (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.94543, W100.96616
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Prairie Neighbours, 1881-1981 by The Four Corners History Club, 1981, pages 12-13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2020

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