Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan)

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Holy Trinity Anglican Church
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Front of church from the water 2007
General information
Architectural style Carpenter Gothic
Town or city Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan
Country Canada
Coordinates 55°25′3.25″N 104°33′2.5″W / 55.4175694°N 104.550694°W / 55.4175694; -104.550694Coordinates: 55°25′3.25″N 104°33′2.5″W / 55.4175694°N 104.550694°W / 55.4175694; -104.550694
Construction started 1854
Completed 1860
Technical details
Structural system Post and beam, wood frame
Design and construction
Architect The Rev. Robert Hunt
Official name Holy Trinity Church National Historic Site of Canada
Designated 1970

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is a historic Carpenter Gothic style Anglican church building located on the banks of the Churchill River in Stanley Mission, a community in the Lac La Ronge First Nation and Lac La Ronge Provincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada.

History[edit]

Designed by the Rev. Robert Hunt, an English missionary who founded Stanley Mission in 1851[1] with the permission of the Hudson's Bay Company, it was built between 1854 and 1860 by local Cree craftsmen using locally cut lumber as well as hardware and stained glass that Hunt had brought from England. The church was at one time the centre of an active missionary complex that included nearly 30 supporting buildings and a cemetery.[2] It is currently the oldest standing building in Saskatchewan. Although not the seat of a bishop, it has been called a cathedral because of its massive size with a tall central nave and elaborate spire.[3][4][5]

Holy Trinity Anglican Church was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1970.[6] It is also a provincially registered historic site as designated by the government of Saskatchewan on August 26, 1981.[7] A ceremony celebrating the church's 150th anniversary was held on June 10, 2010.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crean, Frank Joseph Patrick (1910). New northwest exploration. Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau for Department of the Interior. pp. 40–42. 
  2. ^ "Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stanley Mission" (PDF). [Saskatchewan Register of Heritage Property. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stanley Mission". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  4. ^ McLennan, David (2006). "Stanley Mission". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Great Plains Research Center. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Lac la Ronge". Town of La Ronge. 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  6. ^ Holy Trinity Church National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  7. ^ Holy Trinity Church. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Sask.'s oldest building turns 150". CBC News. June 10, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 

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