Mennonites had settled on the Hague-Osler reserve in the 19th century. In 1895 the village of Neuanlage was settled on the reserve, mostly by Old Colony Mennonites. Many of these emigrated to Mexico in the 1920s. More Mennonite immigrants from the Soviet Union settled in the area in the 1920s. These immigrants began worshiping together in rented facilities. They joined the Rosenorter Gemeinde in 1926 but continued to worship in Neuanlage. They bought their own meeting house in 1937 and renovated the building for their purposes. Later they purchased a larger building and moved it to Neuanlage.
In 1965 there were 77 members; in 1975, 81; in 1985, 178; in 1995, 231; in 2000, 251. The congregation has been affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan, Conference of Mennonites in Canada and General Conference Mennonite Church (1962-). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.
In 1978 the congregation built a larger meeting house; this building was expanded in 1995.
Congregational leaders have included Johann Janzen (1934-1949), Johann Funk (1935-1943), John Pauls (1949-1951), John J. Janzen (1952-1986), Jacob Penner (1961-1989), Henry Janzen (1986-1999).
Box 538, Hague, SK, S0K 1X0. (306) 225-5806. Located SE 23-40-4-W3.
Mennonite Encyclopedia, "Rosenort."
Rempel, J. G. Die Rosenorter Gemeinde in Saskatchewan. 1950.
Epp, Richard. "A Tale of Three Churches." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1973, 29 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Rempel, John D. History of the Hague Mennonite Church, Hague, Sask. 1900-1975. Rosthern, Sask.: Hague Mennonite Church, 1975, 94 pp.
|Date Published||July 2002|
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