In 1918-1919 the meeting house was moved west along with the cemetery. In 1923 and following, many new Mennonite immigrants from Russia joined the congregation, resulting in the construction of a basement in 1929 and an expansion of the meeting house in 1934.
In 1937 Menno Bible Institute was begun by the congregation. This Bible institute was taken over by the conference in 1946. The buildings were sold to the conference and a new meeting house for the congregation was completed in 1948. This building was enlarged in 1965-1966. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
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Dick, C. L. The Mennonite Conference of Alberta: A History of its Churches and Institutions. Edmonton: The Mennonite Conference of Alberta, 1981.
Goerzen, Robert E. "The Bergthal Mennonite Church of Didsbury." Research paper, CMBC, 1978, 14 pp. MHC.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives. "Bergthal Mennonite Church (Didsbury, Alta.)." 19 February 2009. http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/AB/AB_bergthaldidsbury.htm (accessed 22 September 2009).
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Archival Records:Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Volumes 86, 1628, 2940, 4001, 4689.
Address: R.R. 2, Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0; the church is located three miles (five km) south, nine miles (15 km) east of Didsbury.
Website: Bergthal Mennonite Church
General Conference Mennonite Church (1938-1999)
Bergthal Mennonite Church Ministers
|Cornelius D. Harder||1927-1935|
|J. P. Loewen||1931-1988|
|John J. Sawatzky||1931-1945|
|Cornelius G. Neufeld||1932-1991|
Bergthal Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||C. G. Neufeld|
|Date Published||February 1989|
Cite This Article
Neufeld, C. G. and Marlene Epp. "Bergthal Mennonite Church (Didsbury, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 27 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bergthal_Mennonite_Church_(Didsbury,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=91052.
Neufeld, C. G. and Marlene Epp. (February 1989). Bergthal Mennonite Church (Didsbury, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bergthal_Mennonite_Church_(Didsbury,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=91052.
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