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East Abbotsford Community Church began in the summer of 2003 when a group of families from Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, led by associate pastor David Hobson, left the church to form a new congregation. The desire of the new group was to form a congregation in eastern Abbotsford and they began their meetings in September 2003 at the Ramada Inn in eastern Abbotsford. In October 2004 the group began renting the Mennonite Educational Institute for their Sunday morning services.  For the first few years, the congregation associated with Mennonite Church British Columbia but did not formally join the conference. In 2007 the congregation chose not to participate in Mennonite Church British Columbia's recovenanting service, and on 3 May 2008 the congregation joined the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The congregation later changed its name to Abbotsford Community Church.

In 2010 the congregation had a membership of 79 and an average attendance of 120.


"New Congregation off to Exciting Start." Canadian Mennonite 8, no. 19 (October 4, 2004):

Additional Information

Meeting address: Mennonite Educational Institute Secondary School, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC

Mailing address: c/o 36321 Country Place, Abbotsford BC  V3G 1M2

Phone: 604-504-0945


Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2008-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2008-present)

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2010

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Abbotsford Community Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 23 Jun 2017.,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114670.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2010). Abbotsford Community Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 June 2017, from,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114670.

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