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WINNIPEG ST. JAMES CEMETERY

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Country:
Canada
Locality:
Manitoba
Identified Casualties:
18

Location Information

The cemetery is situated on Portage Avenue, opposite the Polo Park Shopping Centre.

Visiting Information

The cemetery is owned by St. James Anglican Church and is operated by a head caretaker.

The cemetery is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. There is an office on site, open Monday to Friday from 07:30am to 16:00pm.

To contact the cemetery:

Telephone: 204-783-8208
Fax: 204-889-1444
Email: sjac@mts.net

Mailing address:

Winnipeg St. James Cemetery
525 Tylehurst Street
Winnipeg

Historical Information

In 1850 Reverend W.H Taylor was instructed by the Bishop of Rupert's Land, The Right Reverend David Anderson, to establish a church for the settlement expanding westward along the banks of the Assiniboine River.

On 8th June 1853 the cornerstone of the new church was laid and by the end of the year the large log building was completed. Located on high ground, the site was chosen for its association in the minds of the settlers with shelter and deliverance from the devastating spring floods of 1826 and 1853. Consecrated as St. James Church on 29th May 1855, it became the focal point of settlement along the Assiniboine River and gave its name to the surrounding area.

St. James Anglican Church is one of the oldest buildings in Winnipeg and the oldest surviving wooden church in Western Canada. In 1922 a large contemporary style replacement for Saint James Church was constructed nearby. Old Saint James Church however, continues to be used for supplementary summer services and weddings.