Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada)
Salem Mennonite Church, located near Tofield, Alberta, dates to 1910, when several families, including Bishop N. E. Roth, moved into the area from Nebraska. The congregation was organized under the Western Amish Mennonite Conference; with the arrival of more settlers, including most of the Mayton (Alberta) Mennonite congregation, it affiliated with the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. The meetinghouse was built in 1911, enlarged in 1915 and 1926, and replaced by a new one, 52 x 80 ft., in 1954. A mission outreach at Round Hill was maintained for a time.
In 1925 there were 140 members; in 1950, 212; in 1965, 301; in 1975, 268; in 1985, 233; in 1995, 330; in 2000 249. The congregation has been affiliated with the Western Amish Mennonite Conference (1910-15), Northwest Mennonite Conference (1915-) and the Mennonite Church. The language of worship is English.
The church's address is R. R. 3, Tofield, AB, T0B 4J0. (780) 663-3633. The building is located five km east, fifteen km south. Minister Richard Payne served 2000-2007 as a congregational leader; in 2008 Mark Loewen became the pastor.
Stauffer, Ezra. History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. 1960: 19.
Address: 5107 50 Street, Tofield, Alberta T0B 4J0
Denominational Affiliations: Northwest Mennonite Conference
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 405. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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