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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Broadway Methodist Church / St. Stephen’s-Broadway United Church (396 Broadway, Winnipeg)

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The Broadway Methodist Church in Winnipeg was constructed by contractor S. B. Ritchie at the southeast corner of the intersection of Broadway and Kennedy Street, from 1906 to 1907. Following the 1925 unification of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist faiths in Canada, the congregations of St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church (Portage Avenue and Spence Street) and Broadway Methodist merged in 1927 to form the St. Stephen’s-Broadway United Church, based in the former Broadway Methodist building.

The building was destroyed by fire on 9 March 1968 and was replaced on the same site by the present structure. Designed by architect James Hamilton Christie, it was built by the Bird Construction Company between 1969 and 1970.





G. H. Williams




Louis Wilfred Moffit (1887-1959)




George A. Woodside (c1871-1955)

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Broadway Methodist Church

Postcard view of Broadway Methodist Church (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0056

St. Stephen’s-Broadway United Church

St. Stephen’s-Broadway United Church (October 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88625, W97.14500
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church / Elim Chapel (546 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: James Hamilton Christie (1929-2014)

Manitoba Business: Bird Construction Company


“Bids farewell to his congregation,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 June 1913.

“Weekend blaze hits city church,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 1968, page 3.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2022

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