Stewardship and management

St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site

Originally constructed in 1854 on River Lot 62 from locally quarried limestone cut from the Red Riverbanks, St. Andrew’s Rectory was carefully re-built and authentically reconstructed in the 1980s. One of 18 Missions established by the Church Mission Society in what once was Rupert’s Land, St. Andrew’s played a key role in influencing communities that lived and worked along the Red River.

St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site of Canada Management Statement, 2021

Read about how Parks Canada is protecting St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site today and in the future.

Points of interest

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Built to house the Reverend William Cockran, rector of nearby St. Andrew’s Church, the Rectory was constructed to reflect his position of solid respectability within the community. Larger and grander than most Red River settlements, St. Andrew’s Rectory boasts 8-9 rooms and two storeys from which the rector could administer to his parishioners and provide education and religious guidance.

Through an agreement with Parks Canada, the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews operates St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site as an expansion of the St. Andrews Heritage Centre. For more information, please visit their website:

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