North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
|Interior of church in 1957
Source: Canadian Mennonite.
The North Kildonan area of Winnipeg was first settled by Mennonites in 1928 after immigrants came to Canada a few years earlier and settled in the core area of Winnipeg. The North Kildonan area was set up to be a rural Mennonite village with small farm lots which appealed to the immigrant Mennonites. New arrivals came again after the second World War and soon this was a cosmopolitan urban area.
The early pioneers were members of the North End Mennonite Brethren Church but because the distances were too great a Sunday School program and soon a worship service were begun in 1928 in private homes. The first meeting house was built in 1929 and served both the Mennonite Brethren (MB) and the General Conference (GC) Mennonites. In 1935 the GCs built their own meeting house. The languages of worship are German and English; the transition from German occurred in the 1970s.
The MB meeting house was located on Edison Avenue and was enlarged four times: 1932, 1934, 1937, and 1941. Then in 1956 a new meeting house was built on Kingsford Avenue. This building was destroyed by fire in 1998. A new meeting house was then built on Gateway Road in 2000.
Canadian Mennonite (4 October 1957): 3; (11 October 1957): 3; (20 May 1960): 12.
Fast, Karl, ed., Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mennonite Settlement in North Kildonan. Winnipeg: The Anniversary Committee, 1978: 128 pp.
Fuenfundzwanzig Jahre der mennonitischen Ansiedlung zu Nord Kildonan, 1928-1953. Winnipeg, MB, 1953: 70 pp.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 43; (5 December 2003): http://www.mbherald.com/42/16/news-3.en.html (accessed 18 November 2009).
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg MB: Volumes 483-491, Reels 78-80, 136, 140-143.
Address: 1315 Gateway Road, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1G5
Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1938-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1938-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1938-2003)
North Kildonan MB Church Leading Ministers
|Johann J. Klassen||1928|
|Gerhard J. Klassen||1928-1929|
|Heinrich M. Janzen||1933-1937|
|A. Heinrich Toews||1942-1950|
|I. W. Redekopp||1950-1953|
|Victor Toews (interim)
|William I. Neufeld||1966-1978|
|Victor Toews (interim)
|John B. Epp||1988-1993|
|Alvin Enns (interim)
|George A. Klassen||2000-2007|
North Kildonan MB Church Membership
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