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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Young Methodist Church / Young United Church (222 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

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The original Young Methodist Church, named for George Young, was built in the summer of 1891 at a cost of $1,300. The inaugural service was held on the first Sunday in 1892, given by Rev. Dr. Stewart, who also gave the closing address on 14 April 1907. A new church building, designed by local architect James Chisholm and constructed immediately west of the old structure, was dedicated and opened on 21 April 1907. An addition was made in 1910. It later became Young United Church.

A Young Church School operated in 1908-1909 with Miss M. R. Gordon as Principal, and Miss H. Kay and Miss Clara Mary Bemister (1908-1909) as teachers.

The present brick tower is all that remains of the second Young United Church, destroyed in a major fire on 27 December 1987. The tower is a municipally-designated historic site.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1892-1896

John Henry Riddell (1863-1952)

1896-1900

W. A. Cooke

1900-1901

J. C. Walker

1901-1905

F. M. Wootton

1906-1908

Theophilis Ernest Holling (1867-1953)

1908-1912

George Kenneth Baker Adams (1855-1932)

1912-1913

R. Lorne McTavish (1877-1955)

1913-1917

Richard Whiting (?-1926)

1917-1921

Basil Wilson Thompson (1875-1959)

1921-1925

John William Aikens (1871-1933)

1925-1929

Robert Hudspeth Bell (1867-1954)

1929-1935

Frederick Edwin Malott (1867-1943)

1935-1958

Walter Edward Donnelly (1890-1969)

1958-?

Rex R. Dolan

Photos & Coordinates

Young United Church

Young United Church (June 1966)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7451, Album 15, Page 43.

Young United Church after the fire

Young United Church after the fire (December 1987)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88568, W97.15820
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Young (1821-1910)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

“Handsome church for Methodists,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1907, page 5.

“Last service in old Young Church,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 April 1907, page 14.

“Farewell at Young church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 June 1908, page 2.

“New pastor arrives,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 July 1908, page 12.

“Church changes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 July 1912, page 8.

“Church transfers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 July 1912, page 8.

“Pastor of Young church accepts Moose Jaw call,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 January 1913, page 1.

“Ministers preach opening sermons,” Winnipeg Telegram, 7 July 1913.

“Whiting to farewell on Sunday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 June 1917, page 29.

“To preach first sermon in Young,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 August 1917, page 23.

“Pastor bids farewell to his congregation,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1925, page 12.

“Rev. Dr. Richard Whiting dies after week’s illness,” Free Press Prairie Farmer, 1 December 1926, page 8.

“Coming here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1929, page 1.

“Pastor, family are farewelled at Young church,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1935, page 7.

“Funeral Services for Rev. Malott,” Windsor Daily Star, 26 August 1943, page 9.

“Rev. Dr. T. Ernest Hollings Dies,” Victoria Daily Times, 7 July 1953, page 3.

“Appointed to Young United,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1958, page 13.

222 Furby Street, Young United Church, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, October 1985.

“92-year-old church lost in inferno,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1987, page 1.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 14 May 2022

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