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North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church, 1951.
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies
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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.

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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).

Archival Records:

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg MB: Volumes 483-491, Reels 78-80, 136, 140-143.

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Address: 1315 Gateway Road, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1G5

Telephone: 204-985-6050

Website: North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church

Denominational Affiliations:

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

Minister Years
Johann J. Klassen 1928
Gerhard J. Klassen 1928-1929
Herman Klassen 1930-1933
Heinrich M. Janzen 1933-1937
Gerhard Epp 1938-1942
A. Heinrich Toews 1942-1950
I. W. Redekopp 1950-1953
William Falk 1953-1965
Victor Toews (interim) 1965
William I. Neufeld 1966-1978
Roland Marsch 1979-1986
Victor Toews (interim) 1987
John B. Epp 1988-1993
Alvin Enns (interim) 1994
Johannes Stolz 1995-1998
Bob Marsch (interim) 1999
George A. Klassen 2000-2007
Victor Neufeld 2008-present

North Kildonan MB Church Membership

Year Members
1950 320
1965 571
1985 539
1995 510
2000 543
2010 602


Author(s) Herman Neufeld
Marlene Epp
Date Published March 2012


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Neufeld, Herman and Marlene Epp. "North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 22 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Kildonan_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=115956.

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Neufeld, Herman and Marlene Epp. (March 2012). North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Kildonan_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=115956.




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