Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Luke’s Anglican Church / The Plum Museum and Tea Room (142 First Street South, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

Constructed in 1883, the former St. Luke’s Anglican Church is one of the oldest churches in western Manitoba. Only two years after initial settlement of the area, and a full three years before the railway reached it, the fledgling community of Souris, largely Anglican at the time, engaged an architect to design its church. It was a wood frame structure, of modest size and designed in the popular Gothic Revival style of the period.

As the community and the congregation grew, additions were made to the church, in 1894 and again in 1911. The latter additions were demolished in December of 1989. However, the original 1883 section was saved and acquired by the Souris and District Heritage Club, which relocated the structure to its present site at 142 First Street South, and renamed it The Plum Museum and Tea Room. The building is a municipally designated historic site.

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the Plum Museum

Interior of the Plum Museum (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61604, W100.25774
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 140 - 1st Street S, Souris, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Tim Worth, and George Penner.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.