Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church (255 Stafford Street, Winnipeg)

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The foundation and basement for this Roman Catholic church at the intersection of Stafford Street and Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed by contractor William James Lailey in 1911. Lacking the funds to construct the entire building, the congregation covered the basement with a roof and held services there until the stone church building was completed in 1929. An opening service was held on 10 February 1929.

An associated elementary school opened in January 1912.





E. T. O'Gara


Roderick McGilvray (c1900-1964)


V. Shaughnessy (1912-1961)

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St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

Interior of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86748, W97.16126
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William James “Jim” Lailey (1879-1951)


“New St. Ignatius church to open,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 February 1929, page 26.

“St. Ignatius pastor dies at 49 years,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 June 1961.

“River Heights priest dies suddenly at 64,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 October 1964.

About Us, St. Ignatius Parish.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 12 August 2023

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