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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (658 Stephen Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

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The Anglican church at Boissevain, in the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, was designed by local architect Arthur Sheppard Barton and constructed between 1889 and 1890 using stone from the Shorey Quarry south of town. It is an important reflection of the Anglo-Ontario cultural roots of its original congregation.

It is an excellent example of the Gothic Revival architectural tradition with its rugged stone walls, delicate steeple, steep roof and pointed arches employed in windows and doors. Its interior is intact with coloured glass and finely crafted wooden features and details.





Charles Wood


George Hill


J. W. Matheson


Henri Le Gallais Roy (1875-1953)


P. Heywood


J. H. Gibson


O. L. Jull


Francis James Ison (1896-1992)


C. D. Gemmill


W. H. H. Crump


C. C. M. Littler


W. J. Hunter


J. H. Griggs


J. M. McCullough


H. E. Bridgett


F. W. Lynch


J. J. Rogers


Charles Sells


Edgar Hyett


Michael Lawson


Murray Ames

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

Postcard view of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0056

St. Matthew's Anglican Church

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Matthew's Anglican Church

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

St. Matthew's Anglican Church

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

Interior of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.23228, W100.05713
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Sheppard Barton (1857-1936)


St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Manitoba Morning Free Press, 31 May 1889, page 2.

Beckoning Hills by Boissevain Special Committee on the 75th Jubilee, 1956. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.T87Bec]

Boissevain Special Places, Heritage Manitoba.

We thank Chris Ryal and Robert Hill for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 24 August 2023

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