More than a dozen Christian landmarks will be getting grants to make much-needed repairs and restorations.

Current and former Christian landmarks in Manitoba are receiving grants of up to 25,000 from the Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister.

“We continue to work with community groups, local governments and property owners to protect these links to our province and country’s past while at the same time showcasing the historic connection in communities across the province," Minister Cathy Cox says.

The vast majority of the grants will be used for repairs, with some outliers such as a cemetery site inventory and an endowment contribution.

Current and former Christian landmarks receiving a grant include:

  • Augustine United Church, Winnipeg – $7,500 to restore steeple
  • Calvary Temple Tower, Winnipeg – $25,000 to install cedar shingle roofing
  • Cathedral Church of St. John, Winnipeg – $5,000 to inventory and assess cemetery site
  • Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names (museum), St-Pierre-Jolys – $25,000 for masonry repairs
  • Holland Emmanuel Historical Church, Holland – $5,860 for window repairs and storm sashes
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Winnipeg – $5,000 for building condition assessment
  • Knox United Church, Winnipeg – $1,250 endowment contribution
  • La Chapelle de Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours, Winnipeg – $6,040 for roof repairs
  • Lily Bay United Church, Lundar – $25,000 for foundation replacement
  • Little Britain United Church, Lockport – $22,360 for roof repairs
  • Prairie Skills Centre (former Presbyterian Church), Deloraine – $13,750 for window replacement and interior repairs
  • St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Manitou – $12,610 for masonry repairs
  • St. Laurent Town Hall, St. Laurent – $19,750 for repairs and upgrades
  • St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg – $25,000 for windows and masonry repair
  • St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Gardenton – $10,500 for restoration and painting
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Churchill – $11,650 for windows, doors and steeple repairs
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St. François Xavier – $6,915 for repairs to windows, cross and bell tower
  • Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Anne – $25,000 window and masonry repairs
  • Ste. Thérèse RC Church, Cardinal – $5,650 for window and siding repairs
  • Tamarisk United Church, Grandview – $25,000 for repairs and painting

The grants for the 20 Christian landmarks total $283,835.

In all, $683,740 heritage grants are being given to 51 Manitoba sites. Other sites receiving grants include the Central Fire Station in Brandon, McCreary's Former Canadian Northern Railway Station, and the Pine Falls Heritage Conservation District.