Knox Metropolitan United Church

8307 109 Street, Edmonton

Knox Metropolitan United was originally a Methodist congregation in the then village of South Edmonton, meeting in private homes and served by the minister of McDougall Methodist.  The congregation began in 1892 at a time when the trip across the river was a precarious one and the minister often ended up staying over in the home of one of the parishioners until the weather improved. The small wooden building that was the first formal home of Metropolitan was soon outgrown and the cornerstone of a new brick building was laid in 1907. Early in 1908 the basement was ready to use for services and by the end of that year the full church was dedicated. On New Year’s Day in 1942 the building was totally destroyed by fire but the congregation began fund raising immediately and the present church was dedicated in March of 1943. 

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Judy Preiss - 02 Feb 2017

My Grandparents and Aunt (Rev. E.J. Thompson / Mrs. Helen Thompson and their daughter, Commander Joan E. Thompson) are all buried at this site. You say they are building a high-rise on graveyard?

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Frederick Charles Thompson - 24 Jun 2017

Dr.E.J. and Helen Thompson were my aunt and uncle. Please read the history of this great man and his wife and what they did for St.Stevens college and the U of A before disturbing thier final resting places. The United Church ,U of A , St. Stephens and the developers should be ashamed.

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Area: Southwest

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