Church of England
This church was organized last year by the appointment of the present
incumbent, Rev. E. Paske Smith. The church was built last year by
Mr. Henry Smith, builder, under the supervision of F. McCoskrie,
Esq., architect. It is named the Church of the Redeemer. It is a
frame structure handsomely designed and well built. It cost $2,000,
and it is the prettiest place of worship in the town.
This church was organized last year with Rev. Mr. Robertson in
charge. It is a neat frame structure. The congregation have regular
services and it is increasing Extensive improvements in the present
building are in contemplation.
The Methodist Church
This denomination was one of the first to hold regular services
in Calgary under Rev. Mr. Turner, who was succeeded by the Rev.
Mr. Dyke, the present clergyman. The church is a large frame structure.
Last year the congregation built a handsome parsonage, which is
now occupied by the Rev. Mr. Dyke. There is a flourishing Sabbath
school connected with the church and the congregation is quite large.
Roman Catholic Church
This church is at the mission half a mile south of the C. P. R.
track. It is in charge of Rev. Pere LaComb. The building is partly
log and partly frame and serves the two-fold purpose of mission
house and chapel. The congregation numbers about 300.
The school accommodation of Calgary are yet very limited. The expense
so far has been borne by private subscription confined to a few
friends of education. The school for several terms has been under
the charge of Mr. S. Douglas.
The attendance has been steadily increasing, until it was found
necessary to increase the room accommodation. The school is at present
taught under the town hall, and is attended by upwards of fifty
pupils. Last month voting took place on the erection of a school
district and the district has been formally organized, so that in
a short time a fine school house will be built and a first-class