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In 1892, the Nesbitt Presbyterian Church at Nesbitt, in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa, was designed by local farmer Peter McMurchy and built by contractor Robert Little at a cost of $2,200. It was dedicated on 29 October 1892 at a service led by Rev. Peter Wright of Portage la Prairie, assisted by Rev. Thomas Shearer of Rounthwaite, and Rev. T. B. Wilson of Methven and Wawanesa. It became Nesbitt United Church when, in 1925, its congregation merged with that of the local Methodist church. In 1966, the Berbank Memorial Church joined and the church became the Nesbitt-Berbank United Church. It closed in 1992.
Rev. W. P. Anderson
Rev. R. M. Croll
Rev. A. M. Skea
Rev. A. McMillan
Rev. R. A. Hanley
Rev. Charles Finnemore
Rev. S. C. Studd
Rev. Charles Whiting
Rev. S. P. Riddell
Rev. J. B. Wildfong
Rev. M. S. Anderson
Rev. William Bell
Rev. A. J. Radley
Rev. J. B. E. Anderson
Rev. William R. Welsh
Rev. Alex Cox
Rev. Ralph Donnelly
Former Nesbitt-Berbank United Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner
Site Location (lat/long): N49.60033, W99.86180
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Berbank Memorial Church (Municipality of Grassland)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakland Commemorative Monument (Nesbitt, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)
Oakland Echoes, 1879-1970 by J. B. Rome, 1970, pages 19-21.
This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 April 2021
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