Rundle Memorial United Church

Rundle Memorial United Church

Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, Alberta.  A church has stood on the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street since 1886, the first to be built in Banff.  Our present building was constructed in 1927, following the 1925 formation of the United Church of Canada.

Rundle Memorial United Church is named after Reverend Robert T. Rundle, the first Christian missionary to arrive in Banff.  Rundle did not begin a congregation here but his influence is much acknowledged in the area.  This Wesleyan Methodist came from Cornwall, in south-west England, in the years 1840-1848.  He was in the employ of the Hudson’s Bay Company, but his work was primarily with aboriginal people.  From the mission at Fort Edmonton, Rundle travelled by canoe, horseback and foot.

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Banff

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Banff

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Banff.  St. Paul’s church was established in 1887 with those of Scottish descent working the railways wanting a Presbyterian church to worship in during the summers. When the town of Banff opened its doors to the public for year round recreation, so did St. Paul’s.

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