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The Steinbach Chortitzer Mennonite congregation in Steinbach, Manitoba began services in the 1920s. The first building was occupied in 1948, with subsequent building programs in 1955 and 1981. Johann Schroeder is considered the founding leader of the group.

Originally the group alternated services with the Kleine Gemeinde (Evangelical Mennonite Church) in the latter's church building.

In 1985 there were 390 members. The congregation has been affiliated with the Chortitzer Mennonite Conference. The language of worship is German and English; the transition from German occurred in 1975.


Harder, Leland. Steinbach and Its Churches. Elkhart, IN: Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1970, 109 pp.

Mennonite Reporter (11 January 1982): 12.

Mennonites in Canada Collection, "70-Steinbach," Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 479 Hanover St., Steinbach, MB  R0A 2A0.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published February 1989

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Epp, Marlene. "Steinbach Chortitzer Mennonite Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 25 Jun 2017.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=61098.

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Epp, Marlene. (February 1989). Steinbach Chortitzer Mennonite Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2017, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=61098.

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