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Mancroft Church

Wolverine RM 340, Saskatchewan, S0K, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1985/12/10

View of the south facade of the church, 2007.; Brett Quiring, 2007.
South elevation of Mancroft Church
View of the altar and sanctuary, 2007.; Brett Quiring, 2007.
Interior of Mancroft Church
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Other Name(s)

Mancroft Church
St. Peter's Anglican Church Historical Site

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1910/01/01 to 1910/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/01/16

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Mancroft Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located in the Rural Municipality of Wolverine No. 340, approximately 15 kilometres south of the City of Humboldt. The property features a one-storey, wood-frame church constructed in 1910 and a cemetery founded in 1912.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of the Mancroft Church lies in its status as a place of religious worship. The community’s first Anglican Church was constructed on this site in 1904 and was replaced by the current church in 1910. Burials in the cemetery commenced in 1912. The church operated until 1967, when regular services were discontinued due to waning attendance. The church is still used for special services and, as one of the community’s oldest churches, is a landmark in the area.

The heritage value of the property also lies in its association with St. Peter’s Mancroft Anglican Church in Norwich England, which provided the current altar and the architectural plans for the church. In recognition, the church took the name of its benefactor.

Source:

Rural Municipality of Wolverine No. 340 Bylaw 3-85.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of the Mancroft Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s status as a place of worship, including its location on its original site and the placement of the gravestones in rows behind the church;
-those elements that reflect the property association with St. Peter’s Mancroft Anglican Church in Norwich England, such as its form, wooden altar with pointed-arched panels and cross.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Saskatchewan

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date

1985/12/10

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Heritage Resources Branch 1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK File: MHP 958

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 958

Status

Published

Related Places

n/a

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