Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fifth Avenue Methodist Church / Fifth Avenue United Church / St. Paul’s United Church (47 Fifth Street West, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

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Built between 1907 and 1908 on a design by local architect Carter Hawkins Brindle (possibly assisted by Brandon architect William Alexander Elliott), this brick and stone building on Fifth Street West in Souris was initially home to Fifth Avenue Methodist Church. Following the 1925 unification of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational faiths in Canada, it became Fifth Avenue United Church. In 1938, the congregation united with the one from Knox United Church (formerly Knox Presbyterian Church) and services were held alternately between the two buildings. Finally, in 1945, the decision was made to hold all services here and a pipe organ from Knox, installed in 1917, was disassembled and moved here. The combined congregation renamed the church St. Paul’s in 1946.







Rev. S. Leith


Rev. Cliff S. Matchett


Robert Harvey (1883-1975)


Rev. Vic Sangewine


Rev. Lind Barbour


Hartley Harland


Rev. Elton Adams


Rev. Percy Laidler


Rev. Dick Hetherington


Rev. Alan Armstrong


Rev. Cam McMillan


Rev. Bill Lockhart


Rev. Cam McMillan


Rev. Ewing Rae


Rev. Don McIntyre


Rev. Ron McConnell


Rev. John Oldenkamp

Photos & Coordinates

Postview view of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church

Postview view of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0143

St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Paul’s United Church

Interior of St. Paul’s United Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.61809, W100.26057
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Carter Hawkins Brindle (1867-1957)

Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander Elliott (1866-1957)


The People of Souris and Glenwood from the Earliest Beginnings to the Present by Souris and District Heritage Club, 2006, pages 151-153.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 August 2023

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