Zelma United Church
2nd Avenue E, Zelma, Saskatchewan, S0K, Canada
Zelma United Church
Zelma Presbyterian Mission Church
Zelma Union Church
Links and documents
1909/01/01 to 1909/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Zelma United Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located on three village lots within the Village of Zelma on 2nd Avenue East. The property features a one-storey, wood-frame church constructed in 1909 surrounded by a small, open yard.
The heritage value of Zelma United Church lies in the property’s historic role as the centre of Zelma’s religious life. The church was constructed in 1909 by the local Presbyterian congregation. As the only church built in the community, the property became the central place of worship, and attracted parishioners from a variety of protestant faiths. As a result, the congregation joined the Church Union Movement in 1917, which advocated the union of the Christian community in one church. In 1925, the church joined the United Church of Canada when it was formed through the amalgamation of most Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches in Canada. Although the property discontinued hosting regular religious services in 1982, it is still used for a variety of community and religious events each year.
Village of Zelma Bylaw 1-1981.
The heritage value of the Zelma United Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s role as a religious institution, including its position on its original location, the signage inside the front entrance and exterior front signage;
-the open yard surrounding the church.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 603
Cross-Reference to Collection