Christ Anglican Church
319 4th Avenue N, Wapella, Saskatchewan, S0G, Canada
Links and documents
1891/01/01 to 1891/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Christ Anglican Church is a Municipal Heritage Property which occupies two lots in Wapella. The property features a one-storey fieldstone church constructed in 1891.
The heritage value of the Christ Anglican Church lies in its connection to the religious development of the community. The Anglican congregation in Wapella was established in the late 1880s and a church building fund was established in 1887. By 1891, enough money had been raised and the Christ Anglican Church was constructed with volunteer labour. The promptness of the erection of the church is testament to the value that the early settlers in the newly formed community placed on religion.
The heritage value of the property also resides in its architecture. With a fieldstone exterior and an elevated bell tower, the building conveys a sense of permanence and reverence consistent with the building’s function. The intricate religious ornamentation, arched windows and stained glass windows speak to the building's function as a place of worship.
Town of Wapella Bylaw No. 268.
The heritage value of the Christ Anglican Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements reflecting the building's function as a place of worship, such as the stained glass windows, memorial plates, crosses on the roof, bell tower, bell, and vestibule;
-those elements that speak to the architectural significance, including fieldstone construction, pointed-arch windows and doorway.
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 1400
Cross-Reference to Collection