Roman Catholic Church
CHURCH OF CANADA
a group of pioneer families began worshipping together as
a Methodist congregation. At the same time another group was
worshipping together as a Presbyterian congregation. At the
time of church union in 1925, it was decided to use the larger
Methodist building as the United church.
the church was remodeled and continues to be the building
we use today.
members of the United Church in Markinch were welcomed to
the Cupar congregation.
new pastoral boundaries were formed and Cupar United Church
became part of the Cupar - Earl Grey Pastoral Charge. Later
the name was changed to include Southey and the Pastoral Charge
became Cupar - Southey - Earl Grey Pastoral Charge.
have entered the new millennium we recognize and pay tribute
to all the efforts of past and present members who have contributed
to the life of our church over the last 95 years. As we go
forward into a new century we give thanks for those who had
a vision and were " called to be a church". May
God be with us as we continue our 'Journey'.
PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
who settled North Cupar District, immigrated from Bukovina,
Austria, about the year 1905 with a few of them hailing from
Rumania. These, being a religious people, were first served
by the Rev. Rotermund of Southey with the help of a student
, C. Gerling, in 1908. The first services were held in the
homes of the Reins, Millers and the Hassmans.
a paronage was built and then services were held there until
the chucrh building was built in 1913 on the South East corner
of Section 23 -24 -17. The cornerstone being laid by Mr. W.P.
Schwartz and construction supervisor being the late Mr. Philip
Hassman. At the time the church building was erected, about
13 families formed the congregation. The first Church board
consisted of Mr. John Hassman, W.P. Schwartz and Mr. Philip
Hart. The church building was enlarged in 1949. In 1957 the
parsonage was sold for $250. In 1959 the congregation numbered
157 souls with 93 communicants.
building was moved into Cupar on December 14, 1962. The property
and lot were bought from Trinity Lutheran Church. the church
board responsible for this move were: Secretary Henry A. Ermel,
Treasurer Philip Hart, Chairman Philip Steward, Elder E. Lipinski,
Elder E. Gebhardt. The first service was held in town on December
16, 1962, and the church was dedicated early in 1963.
the members of St. Paul's are descendents of the original
members who first formed the congregation.
May 1971 ground was broken for a new church building. The
old church building was removed and sold. On reformation Sunday
1971 the cornerstone was laid for a new church building. Two
more years of construction continued as funds became available
to complete the church building. On June 17, 1973 the new
church building was dedicated. The congregation celebrated
its 90th anniversary on June 13, 1999.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Catholic settlers arrived in Cupar area between 1899 and 1904.
They attended mass at Lebret on the Sioux Reserve.
to 1908, Oblate priests from Grayson and Lember visited Cupar
twice a year, at Christmas and Easter, saying Mass in private
homes or country schools.
a small frame church was built and dedicated to St. Patrick.
In 1920 St. Patrick's became a mission of the Dysart Parish.
In 1954 the building of a new and much bigger church was started.
This is our present day church. It was completed in 1965.
During the winter of 1960-61 a rectory was built.
of 1960, St Patrick's became a parish. In September of 1960
St. Ann's and Holy Trinity Churches became missions of St.
Cupar was assigned both Dysart and Lipton as missions.