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St. George's Wakefield History

List of Clergy

Records of Wakefield Mission go back as far as 1895.

1898 - A meeting was held at the home Archie Johnstone to consider the building of a chruch and the purchase of a building site. The land was purchased for $25.00 and a parish formed to be known as the "Wakefield Parish".

1903 - The foundation was laid, but not without some disagreement. The church was originally intended to face east, but while the priest was in Winnipeg for a few days, a switch was made and the foundation was in place on his return.

November 6, 1904 - The Church, free of debt, was consecrated. Jesse Arnott Curiston was organist.

December 21, 1904 - The first celebration of marriage took place when Rev. Larson united Annabella Sinclair and Thomas George Favel.

1905 - A bell was sent from England and erected on a stand south of the church.

1944 - A bell tower was built in memory of those who served in World Wars One and Two.

1955- Myrtle Sutherland was organist (Also noted: Mary McNabb was organist for 50 years).

1963 - The Rectory burned to the ground.

1965 - The former Parkdale School was purchased and moved on site to be used as the church hall. Twenty years later a kitchen and plumbing was installed.

1974 - Beth Aime was the first woman ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Rupert's Land.

1994 - A memorial stained glass window "The Lost Sheep" was installed.

2012 - Church launches its first website.


Church Bell 1905