Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site No. 45

Griswold United Church
Patterson Street,
Griswold

 Griswold United Church

Designation Date: October 24, 1989
Designation Authority: Honourable Bonnie Mitchelson, Minister of Culture, Heritage and Recreation
Present Owner: The United Church of Canada

Between 1890 and 1910, more than 200 Methodist and Presbyterian churches were built in Manitoba. While most were small, wood-frame buildings, some larger church communities were able to build more elaborate churches of brick or stone. Occasionally, a small congregation might undertake such an ambitious project.

In 1896, local stonemason Henry Winter was commissioned to build the Presbyterian church. His design, with its rugged stonework, pointed Gothic-style windows, and restrained woodwork, recalls the small parish churches of Scotland and England. In Manitoba, Griswold United is one of the fullest expressions of that tradition.

Return to list by Site Name or by Area