Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada)

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Salem Mennonite Church (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.

Pastoral leaders prior to 1960 included N.E. Roth (bishop, 1911-1939), J. K. Lehman, John B. Stauffer, Milo D. Stutzman, Paul L. Voegtlin and Harold Boettger.

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.

Additional Information

Address: 5107 50 Street, Tofield, Alberta T0B 4J0

Phone: 780-662-2365

Denominational Affiliations: Northwest Mennonite Conference


Map:Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta)

Author(s) Milo D. Stutzman
Marlene Epp
Date Published July 1986

Cite This Article

MLA style

Stutzman, Milo D. and Marlene Epp. "Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 1986. Web. 22 May 2018.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=77360.

APA style

Stutzman, Milo D. and Marlene Epp. (July 1986). Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2018, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=77360.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 405. All rights reserved.

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