The Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren congregation in Watrous, Saskatchewan, began services and formally organized in 1927. Services were held in an old school building beginning in 1927. In 1929 twenty-one charter members formed the nucleus of the church. The church was received into the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Conference in 1936 under the leadership of Peter Janzen. In 1937 the church had a membership of 135. A church building was completed in 1949, and in 1975 a new church was built.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 67; (24 August 1990): 29.
Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 163.
Archival RecordsCentre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 636; microfilm R6, pp. 323–564; R7, pp. 465–670.
Address: Box 794, Watrous, SK S0K 4T0
Location: 102 - 5th Avenue West, Watrous, SK S0K 4T0; the church building is located on Saskatchewan Highway #668 about 16 km east of Watrous, Saskatchewan (51.7365°N 105.3168°W). The cemetery is on the church yard.
Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1932-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1932-present)
Philadelphia MB Church Leading Ministers
|Jacob D. Dick||1944-1950|
|Jacob D. Dick||1952-1953|
|J. J. Wiens||1955-1956|
|H. H. Thiessen||1959-1963|
|A. H. Dueck||1964-1967|
|Victor J. Nickel||1969-19??|
|H. M. Toews||1975|
Philadelphia MB Church Membership
|Date Published||August 2012|
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