Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 339


Lakedale Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church
NE 2-21-26 W
Angusville area

Lakedale Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church

Designation Date:  March 10, 2009
Designation Authority:  R.M. of Silver Creek
Present Owner:  Lakedale Church Committee

Lakedale Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, established by Ukrainian settlers shortly after their arrival in the Angusville area at the turn of the twentieth century, is a fine vernacular interpretation of traditional three-frame churches found in Western Ukraine. The compact wooden structure captures in a simplified manner the symbolic and liturgical essence of the homeland’s religious architecture through its sectional massing, prominent single banya (onion dome) and expressive interior, including hand-painted ornamentation by local artist John Pushka. Built under the leadership of Father A. Delaray, and situated on a peaceful donated site that also holds a cemetery and free-standing bell tower, this enduring centenarian is one of the oldest serving rural churches in the Lakedale area.

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