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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Matchettville Methodist Church / Matchettville United Church (Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne)

According to local lore, the district was originally known as Bachelorville due to the scarcity of women in the early days of settlement, and was renamed Matchettville when the bachelors married. It is probably named for members of the Matchett family who homesteaded here.

Matchettville Methodist Church was built in 1898 in the northeast corner of 35-8-10 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne, on land donated by a local farmer. In 1925, with unification of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist faiths, it became Matchettville United Church. The church closed in 1958 due to dwindling attendance. Three years later, the building was sold to a Roman Catholic congregation at Cypress River.

On the opposite corner of the road north of the monument is the former building for Matchettville School.

Matchettville United Church monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.70933, W98.71109
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Matchettville School No. 1342 (RM of South Norfolk)

Sources:

Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine: A History of Treherne and Surrounding District, Treherne Area History Committee, 1976.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2015

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