Context photo of Norwood United Church at 170 St. Mary's Road
Detail photo of the front entry way to Norwood United Church at 170 St. Mary's Road
Photo of Norwood United Church at 170 St. Mary's Road, view from street.
Photo of rear side to Norwood United Church at 170 St. Mary's Road

Central Church of Christ

Formerly:Norwood United Church
Address:170 St. Mary's Road
Use:Place of worship
Other Work:1951 addition, Lawrence Green
Architects:Green Blankstein Russell (1948, 1951)
Contractors:C.A. Baert (1948)

More Information

The church building at 170 St. Mary's Road was designed by local firm Green Blankstein Russell and constructed for Norwood United Church in 1948 after their old building was destroyed by a fire. The building is currently occupied by the United Church of Canada, who purchased the building in 2009.

The church is a brick structure retaining most of its original components. The original design afforded a seating capacity of 500 for congregation and also features a bell tower with a steeple. A Sunday School addition was completed in 1951, also by Lawrence Green of Green Blankstein Russell.

Significant Dates

  • September 1951, Fire causes extensive damage to building

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Norwood West
  • Brick structure
  • Bell tower and steeple
  • Vertical window panels


  • Winnipeg: Norwood File, UCA. "Norwood United Church: Golden Jubilee, 1904-1954" 4.
  • "Fire Damages Norwood United Church." WFP, September 11, 1951.
  • "New Norwood United Church Construction to Start Soon." WFP, July 11, 1947.
  • "Norwood United Turns Sod For New Church," WFP, August 18, 1947
  • "Norwood United to Speed Sunday School, Steeple," WFP, April 21, 1951