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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church and Cemetery / Winram Memorial Church (Municipality of Pembina)

This impressive 28-foot by 44-foot stone church south of Manitou, near Kaleida in the Rural Municipality of Pembina, was designed by Winnipeg architect Charles Wheeler and built in 1892 at a cost of some $6,500, by local farmer William Henry Bowler and the construction firm of Kerr and Magee. It was named Winram Memorial Church in commemoration of William James Winram. The building is a municipally designated historic site.

Masonic dedication of the Winram Memorial Church

Masonic dedication of the Winram Memorial Church (3 August 1892)
Source: Ed Grassick

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church and Cemetery

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church and Cemetery (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church (September 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church

Interior of St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church

Interior of St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.11762, W98.51469
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William James Winram (1838-1891)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Co-operator Rural Buildings Series

Sources:

The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894.

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, 1892.

Holy Trinity Church, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, November 2007.

We thank Ed Grassick, Richard Turenne, George Penner, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 November 2021

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