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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery (Bresaylor Road, RM of Headingley)

Near this cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Headingley is a monument commemorating Headingley School. Another monument at the cemetery, erected in July 1993, commemorates the site of an Anglican mission that marked the beginning of the community of Headingley.




One river lot was donated and one lot was purchased from the Hudson’s Bay Company by the Diocese of Rupert’s Land for religious purposes. The first rector, Rev. G. O. Corbett, held services in his home.


The first Holy Trinity Church was built and consecreated. It was named after the sponsoring church in Headingley, Leeds, England.


The first Anglican school was built on this acreage.


Burial grounds were established, where the graves of many of the area’s early pioneers can be found.


Work on a new church began. It was completed and consecrated in 1876.


The church was destroyed by a tornado.


The present Holy Trinity Church was complete.


The lack of an all-weather road prompted the congregation to move Holy Trinity Church closer to the Trans-Canada Highway.

It is believed locally that the swindler known as Lord Gordon Gordon was buried on the east side of the cemetery but, because he died by suicide, was denied inclusion within its formal boundaries.

Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery

Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery

Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery (April 2021)
Source: George Penner

Holy Trinity Anglican commemorative monument

Holy Trinity Anglican commemorative monument (2011)
Source: Harry Mueller

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86830, W97.39748
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Anglican Church (5335 Portage Avenue, RM of Headingley)


We thank Larry Taylor, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Harry Mueller and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 January 2023

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