Prairie Churches Project

Manitoba has an outstanding inventory of rural churches which are diverse in size, style and denomination. Their geographical locations are a silent, yet eloquent, story of settling this province. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many of these historic churches are threatened by deterioration and demolition.

In 2003, the Thomas Sill Foundation partnered with the J. M. Kaplan Fund of New York to help identify and preserve outstanding examples of heritage churches in rural Manitoba. Kaplan provided $159,430 and we contributed $140,514 for a total of $299,944. The provincial Historic Resources Branch provided technical expertise, as well as funds from existing programs.

Churches approved for grants were selected subject to a process that included submitting an application and competing against other worthy applicants. Grant funds were matched by the recipient.

The following historic churches were funded:


Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, Sifton


$30,000

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Holmfield Community Church

Holmfield Community Church

Saint-Joachim Roman Catholic Church, La Broquerie

Saint-Joachim Roman Catholic Church, La Broquerie

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church, Gardenton

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church, Gardenton

Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception

Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cooks Creek

Stoney Hill Otto Lutheran Church

Stoney Hill Otto Lutheran Church, Lundar

Methodist Church

Methodist Church, Deloraine


Christ Anglican Church, Cartwright


30,000


Charlebois Chapel, The Pas


20,000


Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cooks Creek


15,000


St. Andrew’s On The Red


15,000


Methodist Church, Deloraine


15,000


St. George’s Anglican, Glenora


12,700


Bjarmi Church, Arborg


10,000


Site Historique Monseigneur Tache, Ste. Genevieve


10,000


Our Lady Of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Camperville


10,000


Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul, Dauphin


9,575


Sts. Peter And Paul Ukrainian Church, Tyndall


9,050


L’Eglise De L’Enfant-Jesus, Richer


7,500


St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Oak lake


7,000


Cromer United Church


6,500


Tamarisk Church, Grandview


6,000


Ste. Therese Chapel, Cardinal


5,540


Archibald United Church, La Riviere


5,165


Union Point Church


5,000


St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Churchill


5,000


Sts. Peter And Paul Ukrainian Church, Sundown


5,000


St. Helen’s Anglican Church, Fairford


4,521


Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Oakburn


4,428


Saint-Joachim Roman Catholic Church, La Broquerie


4,067


Ste. Genevieve Rectory


4,000


St. Margaret’s Church, Mafeking


4,000


Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension, Angusville


3,990


Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Rossburn


3,919


Holmfield Community Church


3,450


Ste. Anne Catholic Church


3,261


St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Poplar Point


2,000


Stoney Hill Otto lutheran Church, Lundar


2,000


Church of the Resurrection, Dauphin


1,928


St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church, Gardenton


1,361


Chapel of Our Lady of Good Help, St. Norbert


1,300


Kola Church, Virden


1,000


Rossburn farm church


350


Website, Video, Administration


10,303


Total


 


$299,944