Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 56

Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
SE 7-19-21W,
Elphinstone area

Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
Designation Date: January 14, 1991
Designation Authority: Park (R.M.)
Present Owner: Roman Catholic Mission of Wisla

The unpretentious white wood-frame presence of Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, set on a slight rise overlooking cultivated farmland interspersed with small lakes and woodlands, offers a welcome surprise to the traveller on a quiet country road south of Riding Mountain National Park. The nearby bell tower, and the cemetery on a plot sloping away to the rear, complete the picture. This fine well-preserved example of a modest Gothic Revival-style rural church, in which services continue on a limited basis, offers an enduring link to the origins of the isolated community of Wisla and the faith and perseverance of its pioneers.