Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 61
Designation Date: February 14, 1991
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Rossburn
Present owner: Ruthenian Catholic Mission of The Order of St. Basil The Great in Canada
Location: SE 12-20-24W
Ukrainian settlers arrived in the Rossman Lake area in 1899 and celebrated Mass in various local homes with a Roman Catholic priest. A church building was constructed in 1901 and came to be known as the "Independent Church'" because it served both Orthodox and Catholic Ukrainians. This church ultimately became exclusively Orthodox. Ukrainian Catholics undertook in 1904 to build the present church, a three-chambered building topped with a little dome set on an octagonal drum. The grounds of the church also boast a fine bell tower. Since its restoration in 1978, the church opens annually on July 12 for public mass followed by a family picnic.
From Rossburn, travel north on PR264, then east on PR577; then south on gravel road 138W (First road past the Rossman Golf Club).