Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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The Toronto Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1979, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1989; for its first years it met at the Danforth Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoons. Winfred and Jean Soong are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach.

Toronto Chinese withdrew from the General Conference and Canadian Conference in 1991 claiming it was unable to meet its commitments to the conferences. It rejoined the Canadian Conference in 1995 along with other Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada associate congregations.

The language of worship is Cantonese and English; the transition from Chinese occurred in 1988. Minister Jameson Sung served in 2002 as the Catonese-speaking pastor and Mike Davis served as the Interim English-speaking pastor.


"History." Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church. 2010. Web. 9 January 2017.

Mennonite Reporter (8 January 1990): 12; (29 July 1991): B8; (16 September 1991): 4; (13 November 1995): 8.

Reesor-McDowell, Joanna. "'The Lord hs done great things for us': Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church celebrates 30th anniversary." Canadian Mennonite 14, no. 15 (2 August 2010): 27.

Some records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Location: 1038 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4C4

Phone: 416-424-2078

Website: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Conference

Mennonite Church Canada

Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1985 52
1995 127
2000 93
2008 93
2015 93

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2000

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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (July 2000). Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 September 2018, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=143121.

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