Knox United Church (Saskatoon)

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Knox United Church
Knox United Church Saskatoon.jpg
Knox United Church front
52°7′50.12″N 106°39′16.2″W / 52.1305889°N 106.654500°W / 52.1305889; -106.654500Coordinates: 52°7′50.12″N 106°39′16.2″W / 52.1305889°N 106.654500°W / 52.1305889; -106.654500
Denomination United Church of Canada
Website www.knoxunitedchurch.ca
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation City of Saskatoon municipal heritage property
Designated October 16, 2003
Architect(s) Brown and Vallance
Style Collegiate Gothic
Groundbreaking 1912
Completed 1914
Administration
Province Saskatchewan
Clergy
Minister(s) Brian Maitland

Knox United Church is a designated municipal heritage building at 838 Spadina Crescent East, in the Central Business District, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1]

The congregation was established as part of the Saskatoon Presbyterian Field Mission in 1885 after the North-West Rebellion. Meetings were held in homes, the Old Stone Schoolhouse, the Methodist Church and even the railway roundhouse until a wood church holding 160 was constructed near the river.[2]

Architects Brown and Vallance of Montreal designed the present-day church in the Collegiate Gothic style. Construction started in 1912 and was completed in 1914.[3] The two-storey building is made of dark red brick walls, features stained-glass windows, and has seating 1,200.[1] The acoustic qualities of the church have made it a regular venue for various social and cultural events, including chamber music performances.[3] The Institute for stained glass in Canada has documented the stained glass at Knox United Church [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Knox Church". Heritage Properties. City of Saskatoon. Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Knox United Church. Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Knox United Church". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  4. ^ Stained glass at Knox United Church (Saskatoon) http://stainedglasscanada.ca/site.php?site=105