Home Street Mennonite Church began out of a decision by the central authority (Lehrdiendst) of the Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba to found a congregation in the city of Winnipeg in 1957. The congregation was first called the Winnipeg Bergthler Mennonite Church. This group met in rented facilities in North Kildonan for the first year. In 1958 they purchased their own meeting house at the corner of Simcoe and St. Matthews. By 1962 they needed larger facilities and purchased another meeting house at the corner of Ross and Sherbrook. In 1966, partially to alleviate space problems, another group was started, known as the Fort Garry Fellowship. The congregation continued to grow and in 1973 purchased the former Home Street United Church and changed their name to Home Street Mennonite Church.
Home Street congregation suffered a division in early 1994 when 70 persons left to form the Good News Mennonite Church over issues of biblical interpretation, women in ministry and the role of conference affiliation.
Canadian Mennonite (9 January 1959): 1; (20 May 1960): 22.
Letkemann, Kathy. "The History of the Home St. (Bergthaler) Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1973, 29 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Mennonite Reporter (24 June 1974): 6; (1 November 1982): 13; (21 February 1994): 1-2.
Sawatzky, Tim. "The Story of the Home Street Mennonite Youth, 1958-86." Research paper, Canadiann Mennonite Bible College, 1986, Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Stoesz, Dennis. The Story of the Home Street Mennonite Church: 1957-1982. Winnipeg: Home St. Mennonite Church, 1985, 111 pp.
Unpublished congregational history, 1966, 16 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Wiebe, Bernie. "The Story of the Winnipeg Bergthaler Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1958, 8 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Archival RecordsMennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Home Street Mennonite Church (Winnipeg) fonds.
Address: 318 Home Street, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1X4
Website: Home Street Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church Manitoba (1957-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1968-1999)
Home Street Mennonite Church Ministers
|John R. Friesen||1977-1983|
|Ernest Wiebe (interim)||1984|
|Ken Bechtel (interim)||2009-2010|
Home Street Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||April 2012|
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Friesen, Bert. "Home Street Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2012. Web. 17 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Home_Street_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=92042.
Friesen, Bert. (April 2012). Home Street Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Home_Street_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=92042.
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