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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexander Presbyterian Church / Alexander United Church (Alexander, RM of Whitehead)

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The United church at Alexander, in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, was built in 1887 for a Presbyterian congregation. The annex and spire were added in 1908. When in 1919 the congregation merged with that of the local Methodist church to form a Union church (United church after 1925), the Presbyterian building continued to be used for services while the Methodist building was sold for use as a Masonic Lodge.

Clerics (Alexander Methodist)

Period

Cleric

1881

Thomas Lawson

1883

John Peters

1883-1886

R. Avison

1886-1888

G. K. Adams

1888-1892

A. W. Ross

1892-1893

W. W. Colpitts

1893

J. C. Walker

1894-1902

?

1902-1905

William Somerville

1905-1908

Rev. Robson

1908-1911

H. A. Ireland

1911-1914

W. B. Ambrose

1914-1917

W. E. Egan

1917-1919

J. W. Ridd

Clerics (Alexander Presbyterian)

Period

Cleric

1881

Rev. Hadnott
J. H. Cameron

1881-1891

?

1891-1895

George Lockhart

1895-1898

C. McDairmid

1898-1902

John Calder

1902-1906

William Fee

1907-1917

George Lockhart

1917-1919

Hyslop Dickson

Clerics (Alexander United)

Period

Cleric

1919-1921

Hyslop Dickson

1921-1925

J. F. Caldwell

1925-1930

Herbert Thomas Reynolds (1885-1951)

1930-1934

W. A. McKim Young

1934-1938

J. Carlyle Parker

1938-1943

G. A. Dyker

1943-1948

G. A. Colpitts

1948-1950

S. H. Brown

1950-1954

A. R. Robinson

1954-1962

Wallace Ross Donogh (1887-1968)

1962-1967

Carol Roberts

1967-1968

Jack White

1968

Gary Montgomery

1969-1970

Murray Lake

1970-1977

Art Lucy

1977-1983

Ian Harvey

1983-1987

Brian Copeland

Photos & Coordinates

Alexander United Church

Alexander United Church (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83007, W100.29209
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Whitehead Wanderings: 1883-1982 by Whitehead-Alexander Centennial Committee, 1983, pages 16-17.

The Ties That Bind: 100 Years of Memories, 1887-1987, Alexander United Church.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Katherine Macedo for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 16 July 2022

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