Russian Mennonite immigrant families arrived in the Hanley area of Saskatchewan in the 1920s. They soon formed a congregation for worship, meeting in homes and farm buildings. The church formally organized in 1925. Johann J. Klassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.
In 1929 they completed their first meeting house. A larger meeting house was completed in 1956. During these years the congregation was part of the Nordheimer Gemeinde, a multi-congregation church. The Nordheimer Gemeinde was dissolved in 1975. Thereafter, the congregations gradually emerged as independent congregations, including Hanley. By 1980 the congregation was independent although there were still associations with the other independent congregations which emerged from the Gemeinde.
The language of worship is English and German; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives (Winnipeg, MB): "Hanley Mennonite Church fonds." Web. 9 July 2010. http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/SK/SK_HanleyMC.htm.
Mennonite Reporter (24 June 1996): 14.
Nordheimer Mennonite Church of Saskatchewan, 1925-1975. Hanley, SK: Nordheimer Mennonite Church, 1975, 140 pp.
Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Vols. 66, 1622, 2824, 2883, 4031, 4426.
Address: Box 387, Hanley, SK S0G 2E0
Location: Located nine miles west of Hanley
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1925-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1926-1999)
Hanley Mennonite Church Ministers
|Abram A. Kröger||1931-1941|
|Margaret and Gary Peters||1990-|
Hanley Mennonite Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||July 2010|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2010. Web. 23 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanley_Mennonite_Church_(Hanley,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=121627.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (July 2010). Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanley_Mennonite_Church_(Hanley,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=121627.
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