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About 20 Mennonite immigrant families arrived in the Glenlea, Manitoba, area from Russia in 1925. Glenlea is located about 18 miles (30 km) south of Winnipeg. The families initially met for worship in private homes. In 1926 they began to meet in rented facilities, and in 1928 they joined the Schoenwiese Mennonite Church group, a multi-congregational church. In 1946 they became an independent congregation with a membership of 44. In 1950 they moved a building to Glenlea to use as their own meeting house.

In 1975 this building needed to be renovated and enlarged, but instead the congregation decided to build a new meeting house. The congregation has emphasized the study of scripture through its annual Bible study weekends.

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Mennonite Reporter (26 January 1976): 16; (15 September 1986): 14.

Warkentin,  A. D. "Kurzer Geschichtlicher Ueberblick: das Entstehen und ueber die ersten 50 Jahre der Glenlea Mennonitengemeinde." 1975, 4 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

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Address: Glenlea, Manitoba

Telephone: (204) 883-2471

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Mennonite Church Canada

Glenlea Mennonite Church membership

1946 44
1954  55
 1965  49
 1975  69
 1985  96
 1995 126
 2000  139

Glenlea Mennonite Church pastors

Johann Friesen 1931-1955
Johann Rogalsky 1931-1961
Cornelius Peters 1931-1934
Isaak Warkentin 1936
Jakob Pankratz 1937-1952
Jakob Toews 1939-1951
Abram Warkentin 1966
Jakob Friesen 1965-1975
Frank Enns 1975-1989 
Frank Wiens  1990
Del Epp 1990-2008
Ernie Wiens  1990- 


Author(s) Jacob Pankratz
Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989


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Pankratz, Jacob and Marlene Epp. "Glenlea Mennonite Church (Glenlea, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Glenlea_Mennonite_Church_(Glenlea,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=104641.

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Pankratz, Jacob and Marlene Epp. (January 1989). Glenlea Mennonite Church (Glenlea, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Glenlea_Mennonite_Church_(Glenlea,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=104641.




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