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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wesley Methodist Church / Wesley Pentecostal Gospel Mission (520 William Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Designed by parishioner William Thomas Andrews and built in 1898 by contractor Thomas M. Harrington at a cost of about $8,000, this brick church on William Avenue in Winnipeg was used until around 1919 then, as the Wesley Pentecostal Gospel Mission, home of Calvary Temple, until 1938. It became a Chinese Mennonite Brethren Church at that time and is presently (2017) a Living Gospel Church.





Rev. George Daniel


Rev. Joshua Dyke


John Semmens (1850-1921)


Rev. J. M. Harrison


James Charles Walker (1858-1914)

Photos & Coordinates

Former Wesley Methodist Church

Wesley Methodist Church (1898)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 5 November 1898, page 9.

Former Wesley Methodist Church

Former Wesley Methodist Church (November 2014)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the former Wesley Methodist Church

Interior of the former Wesley Methodist Church (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90239, W97.15053
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas M. Harrington (1847-1937)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Baptist Church / Calvary Temple (400 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg)


“Wesley Church,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 March 1898, page 1.

“New Wesley Church,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 21 March 1898, page 6.

“Wesley Church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 November 1898, page 9.

“New Wesley Church,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 November 1898, page 7.

Wesley Methodist Church, 520 William Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

We thank Jason Kuffner and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2023

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