Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 47

Toutes Aides Roman Catholic Church
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Toutes Aides

Toutes Aides Roman Catholic Church
Designation Date: June 26, 1990
Designation Authority: Lawrence (R.M.)
Present Owner: The Roman Catholic Archiepiscopal Corporation of Winnipeg

The Toutes Aides Roman Catholic Church, with its tall spire and massive dimensions, recalls an era of growing congregations and economic optimism in rural Manitoba, and speaks to the importance of Roman Catholicism in Toutes Aides, which traces its origins to a Metis fishing camp in the 1840s. Today this fine house of worship, a vernacular interpretation of nineteenth-century Quebec parish churches, graces the skyline of the small lakeside settlement, pragmatically accompanied by an attached residence. Exterior appointments are modest but, within, a lofty well-lit nave, multi-level sanctuary, attractive woodwork, faux marble finishes and other refined features continue to make the church a welcoming presence in the community. A small cemetery behind the church, dating from 1907, is also an important element of the ecclesiastical compound.