Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 26

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church
#19 High Plains Road

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church
Designation Date: September 6, 1989
Designation Authority: Fisher (R.M.)
Present Owner: privately owned

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church is a fine mid-twentieth-century example of the continuing influence among Ukrainian settlers of the religious architectural traditions of their homeland. The wooden structure’s large central octagonal dome, which opens on to the interior, and distinctive cruciform shape derive from church designs found in western Ukraine. Built by volunteers under the direction of master carpenter Michael Troschuk, the church also is noted for its ornate iconostas and other religious paintings created by artist Hnat Sych. Active until the 1970s, and still used on special occasions, the landmark building, caringly restored by parishioners, remains a spiritual and cultural focal point in the quiet, largely Ukrainian community of Poplarfield.