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Blue ChurchIn 1855, the Canadian Conference of the Methodist Church assumed responsibility for the Western Canadian missions. The first missionaries appointed to these missions were Thomas Woolsey and Henry Bird Steinhauer-the former born and raised in England, the latter a Canadian of Ojibway descent who received his formal theological training in the United States. 

Woolsey and Steinhauer were followed in 1862 by George and John McDougall. The McDougall family came West during an era when momentum for Canadian nationhood was growing and the missions became entwined with Western expansion and the thrust to create a Canadian state stretching from the Atlantic shore to the Pacific coast.

 

 

 

 


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