The Carrot River area of Saskatchewan was settled by Russian Mennonite immigrants in the 1920s. They formed a congregation there and joined the Conference of Mennonites in Canada in 1929. The following year they joined the Hoffnungsfelder Gemeinde. In 1931 there were 52 members in this congregation which was a part of the multi-congregation Gemeinde. The congregation grew steadily until 1959 when the membership reached 107. In 1960 they decided to leave the Hoffnungsfelder Gemeinde and become an independent congregation, named Grace Mennonite Church. Then in 1962 they changed their name again to Carrot River Mennonite Church
The first building was occupied in 1928, with a subsequent building program in 1960. Benjamin Ewert is considered the founding leader of the group. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
Canadian Mennonite (23 September 1955): 7; (29 April 1960): 1.
Address: Box 567, Carrot River, SK S0E 0L0; located at 2702 Poplar Avenue, Carrot River, SK
Mennonite Church Saskatchewan (1929-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1953-1999)
Carrot River Mennonite Church Pastors
|Name||Year of Service|
|Cornelius Boschmann||1931-1933 |
|John H. Wiebe||1961-1965|
|John F. Wiebe||1966-1968|
|Wally Zacharias||1965, 1976|
|Philip A. Gunther||1992-1999|
|Ed Cornelson (Interim)||2006-2007|
|Ken Bechtel (interim)||2012-2013|
Carrot River Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||March 2014|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Carrot River Mennonite Church (Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2014. Web. 28 Aug 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Carrot_River_Mennonite_Church_(Carrot_River,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=115115.
Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (March 2014). Carrot River Mennonite Church (Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 August 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Carrot_River_Mennonite_Church_(Carrot_River,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=115115.
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