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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)

This Ukrainian Catholic church at Solsgirth, in the Municipality of Prairie View, was the former Burdette School, brought to the site of the village’s first school and renovated into a church, with domes hand-crafted by carpenter Mike Swistun. It operated from 1950 to its last service on 16 June 2002. Initially, the congregants decided to donate the church and its contents to the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum. Sometime after 2009, they sold it to people who intended to convert it into a private residence. At the time of a 2016 site visit, this conversion had not been done.

The former Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church

The former Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (March 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the former Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church

Aerial view of the former Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.49008, W100.91106
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burdette School No. 163 (Municipality of Prairie View)


“Passing it On:” R.M. and Town of Birtle History, 1884-2009, RM and Town of Birtle, 2009, pages 39-40.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 September 2020

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