Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tamarisk Methodist Church / Tamarisk United Church and Cemetery (Municipality of Grandview)

Originally a Methodist Church when it opened in 1907, this church in the Municipality of Grandview, a provincially-designated historic site, became a United Church following the 1925 unification of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist faiths. Its walls had been built of concrete blocks but, when cracks appeared in the walls, the building was disassembled and the walls were rebuilt with lumber. The plain woodwork of its impressive interior is typical of Methodist churches from this period. A plaque beside the church was unveiled there on 31 July 1994 by the Manitoba Heritage Council.





T. H. Rust


W. Shaw


George Almack


Rev. Halpenny


Rev. Ormiston


T. W. Bailey


Alex Fraser


Leslie L. Meech


J. J. Cruickshank


Robert Campbell


E. L. Kirkpatrick


Thomas Merriweather


J. B. Anderson


J. J. Stewart


J. D. Wildfong




Ivan Glenn Fulford (1913-2021)

Photos & Coordinates

Tamarisk United Church

Tamarisk United Church (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Tamarisk United Church

Interior of Tamarisk United Church (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Tamarisk United Church

Interior of Tamarisk United Church (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Tamarisk United Cemetery

Tamarisk United Cemetery (November 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.09617, W100.64822
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba / Manitoba Heritage Council


Grandview United Church: Past and Present, 1891-1967 by Grandview United Church History Committee, 1967. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.G73 Gra]

Pioneers of Grandview and District edited by Emmy Preston for the Grandview Pioneer Book Committee, 1976, page 19.

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

Tamarisk United Church, SW 28-24-23W, R.M. of Grandview, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Aden Fulford and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2022

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