Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George’s Anglican Church (168 Wilton Street, Winnipeg)

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In 1916, an Anglican Church at the southwest corner of Grosvenor Avenue and Wilton Street in Winnipeg was designed by architect John Danley Atchison and constructed by the Sutherland Construction Company as a mission of the St. George’s Anglican Church in downtown Winnipeg. An addition built between 1953 and 1954 by the Swanson Construction Company contained a combined auditorium and gymnasium, teaching rooms, and offices.

The original church building was demolished in 1957 to make way for the present modernist structure designed by architects G. Leslie Russell and David F. Thordarson from the firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Associates, and built between 1957 and 1958. It features a 132-foot bell tower and a large stained glass window by Leo Mol.

Rectors

Period

Rector

c1954

J. S. Whitehouse

c1954-1957

?

1957-1962

F. R. Gartrell

1962-1969

?

1969-?

Arthur Newey Thompson (1929-2004)

Photos & Coordinates

The original St. George’s Anglican Church on Wilton Street

The original St. George’s Anglican Church on Wilton Street (1916)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 16 September 1916

St. George’s Anglican Church

St. George’s Anglican Church (November 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. George’s Anglican Church

Interior of St. George’s Anglican Church (November 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86801, W97.16990
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George’s Anglican Church (Isabel Street, Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Clarence Richards (1907-1982)

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 539/1916, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Anglicans’ new church ready,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 September 1916, page 23.

“Archdeacon appointed to Ottawa,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 January 1962.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

About Us, St. George’s Anglican Church.

We thank Robert Thomas and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2023

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