Church Architecture

exterior-introductionDrive along Grosvenor Avenue to Wilton Street in Winnipeg and you will see a Church of Tyndall stone and glass located in this residential neighbourhood.

Come inside the Church on any early afternoon and you will feel the stillness and calm, colourful and dynamic, waiting to awaken the participant.

Sit in the back pew and feel the emotions of the people who have been there before you – the peace, the sorrow, the hope, the security, the doubt, the prayerfulness, the consolation, the adoration – alone yet not lonely, aware of the outside activities yet for the moment protected from the uncertainties of the unknown future by the benediction of a half century of worshippers. interior-introductionLeave strengthened to meet the challenges of contemporary life. The whole of the 20th century has been a very interesting time in the development of religious Architecture in Winnipeg. The “Modern” architecture and furnishings of St. George’s Church (second half of the century), and the use of some “Gothic Precedent” furniture (first half of the century), shows the dichotomy of the thought processes that produced each style. These 100 years also saw a similar division in the religious thought of the Anglican Church of Canada, as it looked backwards to past liturgies and traditions in a modern world. (name change – Church of England in Canada to Anglican Church of Canada – 1954) Follow with us the religious and design statements that have been made in the Architecture and Furnishings at St. George’s Church.

The architectural information is presented in the following sections:

Further information and pictures can be found in the Winnipeg Building Index maintained by the University of Manitoba.