Grace Mennonite Church was founded in 1956 in St. Catharines, Ontario. They began by worshiping in rented facilities. In 1958 they completed their own meeting house. The congregation was incorporated in 1957 and joined the conference as an independent congregation in 1960. The congregation originated through division from St. Catharines United Mennonite Church because of its desire to use the English language in worship. The founding group included Henry Nickel, Walter Epp, Henry Schellenberg, and David Dyck.
During the first year, David Schroeder, then a seminary student in Chicago, preached about twice a month. Henry Fransen was the first pastor, beginning in 1957.
Canadian Mennonite (3 November 1961): 3; (21 March 1967): 9.
Dyck, Wanda. "History of the Grace Mennonite Church of St. Catharines." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1977, Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Lepp, Randy. "The History of Grace Mennonite Church." 1981.
Archival RecordsMennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 4, 5, 1603, 2927, 3544, 3814, 4011, 4693.
Address: 677 Niagara Street, Box 2095, St. Catharines, ON, L2M 3R4
Website: Grace Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1959-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1959-1999)
Grace Mennonite Church Leading Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|Doug Amstutz and
Wanda Roth Amstutz
Grace Mennonite Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||September 2011|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2011. Web. 21 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91953.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (September 2011). Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91953.
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