Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



St. Chad Christian Centre / St. Johns XXII Roman Catholic Church

Formerly:Assiniboia Christian Centre
Address:3390 Portage Avenue
Use:Place of worship
Original Use:Place of worship
Architects:Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates

Significant Dates

  • 1965 Discussions between St. Chad Anglican Parish and St. Johns XXII Roman Catholic Parish begin
  • 1966 Feasibility study
  • October 1967 Interfaith agreement signed
  • Fall 1967 Construction tendered
  • April 15, 1968 Cornerstone laid
  • September 1968 Building occupied

Design Characteristics

  • Cost of Construction: $675,000.
  • Large worship area, administration space, meeting rooms, gymnasium, kitchen and canteens are shared by both congregations
  • Each congregation has its own dedicated chapel


  • Blessed John XXII Parish. History of Archdiocese in Winnipeg. Editions du Signe, 2004.
  • "Churchmen Sign Agreement". Winnipeg Tribune, Friday October 20, 1967.
  • "Cornerstone ceremony set for Christian Church". Winnipeg Tribune, April 6, 1968.
  • Edith Paterson. "Churches Working Toward Same Centre for Worship". Winnipeg Free Press, December 20, 1966.
  • "New St. Chad's Centre Planned". Winnipeg Free Press, January 27, 1966.
  • "Special Hats, Special Ceremony". Winnipeg Tribune, April 15, 1968.
  • Kelly Crossman, A Study of Anglican Church Buildings in Manitoba. Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Recreation, 1989.