Mount Royal Mennonite Church (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
|Mount Royal Mennonite Church in 2010
Photo by Victor Wiebe
The Mount Royal congregation in Saskatoon began services in 1963, and formally organized in 1965. The first building was occupied in 1963, with a subsequent building program in 1988. Peter G. Sawatzky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Mayfair Mennonite Church.
In 1965 there were 76 members; in 1975, 118; in 1985, 166; in 1995, 218; in 2000, 224. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Saskatchewan (1965-), the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Saskatchewan (1965-) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1965-1999). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The leaders of the congregation have included Peter Sawatzky (1963-1964), Waldemar Regier (1964-1966, 1967-1969), Elmer Regier (1966-1967), Jake Friesen (1970-1971), Henry Friesen (1971-1976), Carl Ens (1977), Erna and Walter Braun (1977-1987), Kathy and Paul Dyck (1984-1985), Carol and Gary Martens (1987-2001), Jack Dyck (2001-2008), (Bill & Helen Kruger, Interim, 2008- ).
Canadian Mennonite (3 May 1963): 3; (16 March 1965): 6.
Mennonite Reporter (21 December 1987): 21; (23 May 1988): 11.
Klassen, Val. "The Early History of the Mount Royal Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1985, 14 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre
The Story of Mount Royal Mennonite Church 1963-1988. Saskatoon, SK, 1989.
Address: 610 Avenue O North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 2V3
Website: Mount Royal Mennonite Church
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