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Portrait of Don Menzies

This portrait was presented to Don Menzies by Westminster Church at a luncheon held at the Church on October 16, 2016 in honour of his 50 years as Organist of the Church. The artist is a long time member of the church, Robert Burton.

Westminster Church Choir presents Gabriel Fauré’s REQUIEM

Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924

Gabriel Fauré
1845-1924

Remembrance Sunday
November 13th, 2016 10:30 AM

Two years ago, Westminster Choir and its soloists presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. This year the choir performs yet another classic work, Romantic composer Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

This Requiem is a large departure from the work of Mozart, as its music and language no longer dwell on judgment and doomsday, but rather focus on grace, hope, and peace.

The work is just over thirty minutes long, and while not as technically difficult as other pieces in the genre, is musically challenging. Pitfalls concerning phrasing, language and vocal control abound in every movement.

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Upcoming events

Sunday, April 11th, digital Worship!

Watch for our pre-recorded service set to go live Sunday, 11 April 2021, at 10:30 am. The link to this service will be available right here on Thursday evening.

Holy Week at Westminster, all services online

  • Thursday, 1 April 2021, 6:30 pm
    Maundy Thursday, Service of Communion
  • Friday, 2 April 2021, 10:30 am
    Good Friday Service,  Jesus’ last hours through music and scripture
  • Sunday, 4 April 2021, 10:30 am
    Easter Sunday, Service of Communion

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COVID-19 Pandemic Plan

Please click here to view our pandemic plan.

Reopening Task Group, 18 February 2021 update

Westminster’s Reopening Task Group reconvened this week. Westminster will continue to remain closed for in-person worship at this time. The Reopening Task Group will continue to monitor and update plans, and any new updates will be communicated on this page.

Code Red Update, Nov. 2020

The church building will remain closed to the public, and office staff will work at home as possible. Caretakers continue to care for our heritage building, following our strict Covid guidelines. Exceptions continue for Westminster Child Care Centre (essential service) and Bell Tower Community Café (essential service). Mail, email and voicemail will be checked regularly.

Please join us for online worship every Sunday at 10:30 am. The Westminster News is emailed weekly to the congregation.  Please call the church office if you would like to be on our church email list.

From the Westminster Reopening Task Group, October 2020

Westminster had tentatively planned to reopen for in-person Worship on October 4th. However, in view of the Orange Alert conditions commencing September 28 for the Winnipeg Region, and in the interest of the health and safety of our congregation and staff, the decision was made by the Board of Westminster to remain closed for in-person worship until such time as it is deemed safe to do so. The church building will also remain closed to the public for now (with exceptions to this made by the Board for the Westminster Child Care Centre and Bell Tower Community Café).

Your Board members and the Reopening Task Group will continue to monitor the evolving situation closely while we continue with our excellent pre-recorded virtual services. Many thanks to all who have worked hard to prepare our virtual worship, and to the committee for their thoughtful work in challenging times.

COViD 19 plan

Effective Saturday March 21, 2020 Westminster United Church is suspending worship services and all programming, and the building will be closed until further notice. The board of Westminster will meet in early April to re-assess this plan, and determine next steps.

Westminster’s voice mail and email will be monitored regularly. We plan to be in regular communication via congregational email, facebook and our website. We hope to offer worship and reflection resources via technology, and are working on that.

Organisations and community groups that meet in the church building are being notified. Please contact your community group or organization directly for further information.

HAVE YOU READ OUR eSTORY?
Stories of Westminster United Church & its People

A definite must-read for everyone at Westminster, everyone in Winnipeg, and everyone else! Roy Halstead has carefully curated a fascinating and captivating history of Winnipeg’s iconic landmark—and it’s all about the people! Click here for a good eRead!

Westminster United Church and Wolseley Community response to the fires

Thank you to everyone who came out to the community BBQ on April 30th. Community response was generous as Wolseley neighbours and Westminster folk came together to donate clothing, household items and money, as well as share food and enjoy each other’s company. Those who wished to do so, were invited to participate in a focused conversation and debriefing about the fire experience.

The cash collected was very generous and included $250.00 donated by the fire fighters. Each household has taken what they can use of the goods donated and what is left will be donated to the Bell Tower Community Café. The cash will be shared among the six individuals directly affected by the fire — four adults and two children. Costs associated with the BBQ were covered through donations specifically made for that purpose.

Once again, Westminster thanks all for their generous care and support of our neighbours.