Laidlaw Gospel Chapel (Laidlaw, British Columbia, Canada)

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A Sunday school ministry in Laidlaw, located 16 km (10 miles) west of Hope, British Columbia, was started by a Mrs. Wiley. In 1945, she contacted the West Coast Children's Mission and requested assistance. In 1946, the young people of East Chilliwack Mennonite Brethren Church took on the work, and established Laidlaw Gospel Chapel. The St. Elmo School was used until 1951, when a hall was constructed for the outreach and dedicated on 2 December 1951. In 1960 six Sunday school rooms were added to the chapel and dedicated on 31 January 1960.

The congregation has since dissolved. It had been affiliated with British Columbia Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Jake Friesen and Art Isaac both worked with the mission in leadership positions. Other workers included Herbert Brandt, Henry Born, Wilma Wiebe, Rudy Hamm, and Don Kornelson.


"East Chilliwack" Young People Dedicate New Laidlaw Hall." Chilliwack Progress (5 December 1951): 10.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB; Hillsboro, KS: Kindred Press, 1987: 77.

Mennonite Observer (12 February 1960): 4.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published November 2014

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