Blumenort Mennonite Brethren Church (Blumenhof, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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The Blumenort Mennonite Brethren Church near Blumenhof, Saskatchewan, was organized in 1926 under the leadership of Franz Martens and C. C. Penner with an initial membership of approximately 30. The church in which the services took place was purchased from the Old Colony Mennonites. The work was continued by Gerhard Rempel, Johann Funk, Heinrich Penner, and Johann Klaassen until the membership decreased and the group was merged with the Reinfeld Mennonite Brethren congregation in 1948.

The congregation had been affiliated with the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The language of worship was German.

It was also popularly called the Blumenhof Mennonite Brethren Church.


Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. 1987: 67.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. 1975: 163. Available in full electronic text at:

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 645.

Author(s) Jacob I Regehr
Date Published 1953

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Regehr, Jacob I. "Blumenort Mennonite Brethren Church (Blumenhof, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Jun 2019.,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=163413.

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Regehr, Jacob I. (1953). Blumenort Mennonite Brethren Church (Blumenhof, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2019, from,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=163413.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 372. All rights reserved.

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