Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 61

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
SE 12-20-24 WPM
Rossburn area

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
Designation Date: February 14, 1991
Designation Authority: Rossburn (M.R.)
Present Owner: Ruthenian Catholic Mission of The Order of St. Basil The Great in Canada

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, a well-preserved structure invitingly set back from an isolated grid road against a backdrop of dense bush, is one of the oldest surviving rural churches in the Rossburn area and one of the few log Ukrainian churches that remain in Manitoba. Its rectangular gable-roofed cells, small central dome and handcrafted interior draw on architectural traditions from the Ternopil plains region of Western Ukraine and complement the rustic charm of its site. Now used for special annual services, the restored structure recalls the determination of the area’s early Ukrainian Catholic settlers to preserve and practice their faith.