Herbert Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1905. The first building was occupied in 1908. Over the following twenty years or so the difficulties of travel and scattered residences required other meeting places to be set up, and eleven others were so formed. Frank Sawatzky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Manitoba and the United States.
In 1931 the church had 9 congregations (Stationen), was led by Jacob M. Wiens, and had 4 ministers. The church had 481 members, a total of 1,024 members and adherents, and 156 families.
In 1968 a larger meeting house was completed.
In December 1992 after some years of difficulty, the congregation withdrew from all conference affiliations because of doctrinal differences.
Canadian Mennonite (24 September 1968): 8; (16 May 1969): 11; (13 June 1969): 7.
"Historical sketch," unpublished typescript, 1 p. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Konferenz-Bericht der 26. Konferenz der Mennoniten im mittleren Canada, abgehalten in Rosthern, Sask., den 2., 3. end 4. Juli 1928.
Mennonite Reporter (19 January 1981): 14A; (22 February 1993): B6; (23 August 1993): 3; (2 October 1995): 13.
Archival Records:Mennonite Heritage Centre: Vol. 65, 1620, 3548.
Address: Box 56, Herbert SK S0H 2A0; located at 303 Dennis Street.
Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1905-1992)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1908-1992)
Herbert Mennonite Church Ministers
|Jacob M. Wiens||1905-1933|
|John J. Voth||1922-1924|
|Jacob F. Sawatzky||1924-1928|
|Gerhard A. Peters||1924-1926|
|John M. Neufeld||1924-1927|
|John J. Nickel||1926-1940|
|Cornelius C. Peters||1927-1931|
|Jacob H. Berg||1931-1944|
|Isaac A. Derksen||1942-1945|
|Isaac H Wiens||1936-1972|
|Jacob H. Klippenstein||1947-1958|
|Cornelius J. Wiebe||1947-1966|
|John C. Siemens||1960-1971|
|Jacob C. Froese||1973-1975|
|Menno I. Bergen||1975-1978|
|Kenneth B. Epp||1979-1989|
|Jake Reimer (interim)||1990-1991|
|Steve Wiebe (interim)|
Herbert Mennonite Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||May 2012|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Herbert Mennonite Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2012. Web. 27 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herbert_Mennonite_Church_(Herbert,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=88015.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (May 2012). Herbert Mennonite Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herbert_Mennonite_Church_(Herbert,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=88015.
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