Christ Church Anglican Restoration Project

History

  • 1898 - Built by Samuel Hossack and his sons. 
  • 1910 - Following a fire, Church renovated and vestibule and stained glass windows were added.
  • 2002 – Committee formed to seek historical designation and restoration 
  • 2003 – Designated a municipal heritage site.
  • 2002/03 – Experts visit and offer advice
  • 2004, July – Stained glass window removed
  • 2004, September – Preliminary engineer’s report received
  • 2004, October – Church closed for safety reasons, external bracing of external walls carried out
  • 2004, November – Fundraising begins
  • 2005, January - $50,000 raised by pledges and donations
  • 2005, June – Permission to proceed received from Diocese of Brandon.
  • 2005, November – Grant received from Anglican Foundation
  • 2006, spring – Removal of interior walls and furnishings
  • 2006, November – Final engineer’s drawings received
  • 2007, July – Building permit secured.  Stones numbered in order to facilitate exact placement when walls were reconstructed.
  • 2007, October – Stonemason removed east wall to allow contractor access
  • 2007, November/December – Interior excavation, backfill, compacting, erect concrete pads and piers.  Discovered at this time that more restoration than originally thought was needed; estimates rose from $180,000 to $300,000.
  • 2008, June – Stonemason removed vestibule, removing remaining east and south wall stones.  Exterior framing completed.
  • 2008, July – Stone wall reconstruction begins
  • 2008, November – Roof supports removed, interior framing, walls and sub-floor basement work completed.
  • 2008, December – Interior rewired and new gyproc installed on south and east walls
  • 2009, January to June – existing windows restored, new glass installed and plexiglass placed on east window
  • 2009, September – Furnace reinstalled
  • 2009, October – Exterior cracks on north and west walls repaired, exterior foundation waterproofed, new cement sills for windows and doors installed and site graded to allow for proper drainage
  • 2009, November to December – Gyproc on south and east walls taped and sanded, plaster reveals completed for south and east walls and repairing and sanding of existing old plaster on west and north walls
  • 2010, January – new entrance door installed
  • 2010, June and July – flooring and wainscot reinstalled and wiring completed.
  • 2010, July – soffit and facia repaired and shingles and eavestrough replaced.
  • 2010, July and August – welcome visitors for viewing.
  • 2010, August – interior painting completed

Financial Support

The restoration committee would like to thank financial supporters including

  • Fundraising events
  • Current residents
  • Former residents from 6 provinces, USA and Great Britain
  • Local and area businesses
  • Village of Cartwright
  • RM of Roblin
  • Historical Society
  • Cartwright & Area Foundation
  • Diocese of Brandon
  • Anglican Foundation of Canada
  • Anglican church groups across Canada
  • Cartwright United Church
  • Holmfield Community Church
  • Manitoba Community Places grants
  • Manitoba Designated Historical Building grants
  • Prairie Rural Churches project (funded jointly by Kaplan Foundation of New York and Thomas Sill Foundation of Manitoba)
  • Hometown Manitoba grant
  • Burton Charitable Foundation
  • Jackman Foundation

Donations may be made to –

Christ Church Restoration Fund

Box 274, Cartwright, MB ROK OLO

Tax receipts will be issued