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The Springfield Heights congregation in Winnipeg, MB began services and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1965, with a subsequent building program in 1978. Bruno Enss is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from North Kildonan Mennonite due to the latter's size and the desire of some to use the German language. By the end of 1965 the membership was already 307 with increasing transfers from other Mennonite congregations in Winnipeg and continuing immigration from South America.

In 1964 there were 194 members; in 1975, 549; in 1985, 505; in 1995, 534; in 2000, 504. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba (1972-), Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1975-) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1975-1999). The language of worship is German.

Pastoral leaders have included Bruno Enss (1964-1967), George K. Epp (1967-1968), Franz Dyck (1968-1974), Erwin Strempler (1974-1975), Frank Isaac (1975-1988), Johannes Stolz (1988-1990), Hermann Dueck (1991), Jake Harms (1992-1993), Henry Kliewer (1994-2000), Ferdinand Funk (2001- ).

The congregation's address is 570 Sharron Bay, Winnipeg, MB, R2G 0H9. (204) 663-5036.

[edit] Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (23 March 1965): 1.

Springfield Heights Mennonitengemeinde, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1971. Winnipeg: Springfield Heights Mennoniten Gemeinde, 1971, 52 p.

Fast, Karl, ed. Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mennonite Settlement in North Kildonan. Winnipeg: The Anniversary Committee, 1978, 128 p.

Hiebert, Angi. "The History of the Unique Separation of the Douglas Mennonite Church from the Springfield Mennoniten Gemeinde (1976-1982)." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1983, Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986

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Epp, Marlene. "Springfield Heights Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 1986. Web. 21 Oct 2014.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=93620.

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Epp, Marlene. (September 1986). Springfield Heights Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=93620.

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