Abram Klassen is considered the founding leader of Parliament Community Church. The church began services and formally organized in 1941 as a result of urbanization from rural Saskatchewan. It originally had no name of it’s own, but affiliated itself with the Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1960 it became known as Hill Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church and in 1975 changed it’s name to Parliament Community Church. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.
The first building was occupied in 1942, with subsequent building programs in 1961, 1974 and 1992.
Canadian Mennonite (21 April 1961): 3; (18 March 1969): 10.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 62; (11 September 1992): 14; (18 December 1998): http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3724/personal.htm.
"Parliament Community Church." Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Web. 4 August 2011. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/saskatchewan_archives/parliament_community_church/.
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press,1987, 178 pp.
Regina Leader Post (29 May 1976).
Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 164.
Archival RecordsCentre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 623-624.
Address: 4011 Pasqua St., Regina, SK S4S 6C8
Web site: Parliament Community Church
Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1941-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1941-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1941-2002)
Parliament Community Church Leading Ministers
|Abram A. Klassen||1944-1950|
|P. A. Klassen||1951-1958|
|Helmut D. Klassen||1959|
|George B. Dyck||1960-1966|
|Philip A. Gunther||1999-present|
Parliament Community Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||August 2011|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Parliament Community Church (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2011. Web. 17 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Parliament_Community_Church_(Regina,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=76848.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (August 2011). Parliament Community Church (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Parliament_Community_Church_(Regina,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=76848.
Herald Press website.
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