St. Paul's United Church - Coleman, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 38.082 W 114° 30.202
11U E 680269 N 5501009
Quick Description: Coleman began in 1903 to service a new coal mine operated by the International Coal and Coke Company. Originally Presbyterian, this church became a United Church in 1926, the year after after Church Union in Canada, which took place June 10, 1925.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/7/2015 5:09:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMPC6Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKs
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Long Description:
St. Paul's United Church

The International Coal and Coke Co Ltd set aside land for this church on the hill to the north, but the congregation preferred to purchase land closer to the town centre. St. Paul's Institutional (Presbyterian) Church was dedicated on April 1, 1906. Canadian novelist Ralph Connor (Rev. C. W. Gordon) made a donation to ensure that multi-denominational recreation and reading rooms would be included; these "club rooms" were opened in 1906, and in later years would be used as overflow classrooms by the nearby Coleman Central School. The church manse was built in 1907, on the site of the old Mission Hall built in 1904 for use by several denominations.

St. Paul's became a United Church in 1926 as part of the creation of the United Church of Canada.
From the plaque at the site

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Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: Parking available at site

Placement agency: Crowsnest Heritage

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