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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Knox United Church (200 Memorial Avenue North, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

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The first church at this location in Russell was constructed between 1888 and 1889 under the guidance of Presbyterian missionary James Lang. As of 1890, the building was also used for Methodist church services. The present structure, also Presbyterian, dates from 1911. It became a Union Church in 1922, and a United Church following the 1925 unification of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist faiths in Canada. Although made of bricks, the building’s exterior was covered with plaster in the 1950s to address grouting problems.





James Lang


W. G. Robertson


J. H. Cameron


D. M. McKay


Rev. Edmison


H. Feir


E. W. Johnson


Fred D. Middleton


D. D. Millar


H. B. Wallace


Rev. Dixon


James McNeill


Rev. Gawthorpe


Ira McDonald


W. G. Zwicker


F. W. Tindale


D. G. Stewart


Donald Alexander “Don” Robertson (1935-2019)

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Knox Presbyterian Church

Postcard view of Knox Presbyterian Church (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0137

Knox United Church

Knox United Church (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Knox United Church

Knox United Church (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78050, W101.28473
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minniska Presbyterian Church / Minniska United Church / Minniska Pioneers Monument (RM of Riding Mountain West)


Banner County: History of Russell & District, 1879-1967 by Russell Women's Institute, 1967, pages 64-65.

Russell Historical Walking Tour, Asessippi Parkland Tourism.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2022

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