Foxleigh Anglican Church
Parish of St. Matthews, Foxleigh & Winetka
St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Links and documents
1906/01/01 to 1906/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Foxleigh Anglican Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located on four hectares of land approximately 24 kilometres east of Regina in the Rural Municipality of Lumsden No. 189. The property features a small, wood-frame church built in 1906.
The heritage value of Foxleigh Anglican Church lies in its association with the establishment of rural ministries in the Qu'Appelle district by the Anglican Church. Reverend William Simpson, of Wycliffe College in Toronto, arrived in 1902 and was successful in establishing prosperous and thriving congregations of early settlers in the Condie and Foxleigh areas. His work encouraged similar efforts throughout the Qu'Appelle region, such that by 1911, services were being held in 24 locations. Important to the Anglican community as a place of worship, Foxleigh Anglican Church was also a central location for social gatherings of the early settlers.
Heritage value also lies in the architectural characteristics of the Gothic Revival style, which are illustrated by the pointed-arch windows and doorway, as well as the spire and steeply-pitched roof. The church is symmetrical with a central gable and upper stained glass windows which feature decorative tracery.
Rural Municipality of Lumsden No. 189 Bylaw No. 1/91.
The heritage value of the Foxleigh Anglican Church lies in the following character-defining elements:
-the Gothic Revival-inspired architectural elements, including the doorway and pointed arch windows with stained glass decorative tracery, the spire, steeply pitched roof, and central gable;
-the property's location on its original site.
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
W. Harford Davis
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 236
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