Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Prairie History No. 2

No. 2

Manitoba Photographers List

Free Press Manitoba 150
Free Press

MHS YouTube Channel

Manitoba Brick & Blocks
& Blocks

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: All Saints Victoria Anglican Church and Cemetery (RM of Rockwood)

By the 1860s, the increasingly crowded settlements along Manitoba’s rivers were forcing people to venture out onto the open prairies for better farming opportunities. One of the first such areas opened was the Victoria district, near present-day Stonewall. The first minister here, Reverend Samuel Matheson, began raising funds in 1876 and by 1877 an Anglican church was completed. After his service at All Saints, Matheson went on to become Canon of St. John’s Cathedral, Professor of Theology at St. John’s College, Archbishop of Rupert’s Land and, in 1909, Primate of All Canada. He returned to All Saints Victoria on 9 October 1927 to conduct the church’s 50th anniversary service. The church building was renovated in 1983 and is a provincially-designated historic site.

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church and Cemetery

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church and Cemetery (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church and Cemetery

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church and Cemetery (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.19690, W97.25825
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

An Introduction to Manitoba Church Architecture by Doug Parsonage

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites


All Saints Victoria Anglican Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2020

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page


For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.