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The Scott Street Mennonite Brethren congregation in St. Catharines, Ontario began services and formally organized on November 6, 1943. The first building was occupied in 1949 after meeting in a rented hall prior that date. There was a subsequent building program in 1954. Gerhard J. Epp is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural areas of the Niagara Peninsula and western Canada. Scott Street became known by that name in 1964. Previously it was simply known as St. Catharines Mennonite Brethren Church.

In 1958 there were 498 members; in 1965, 441; in 1985, 487; in 1995, 470; in 2000, 375. The congregation has been affiliated with the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1943-), Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1946-) and the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1943-2002). The language of worship is German and English.

Bibliography

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 50; (18 February 1994): 19.

Penner, Jacob. "The Organization and Development of the St. Catharines MB Church." 1957, 18 pp. Centre For Mennonite Brethren Studies.

"The Story of the Mennonite Brethren Church of St. Catharines (Scott St. MB Church) 1943-1968." 1968, 46 pp.

When Your Children Shall Ask: a History of the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1957-1982. 1982: 53-56.

Additional Information

Address: 339 Scott St., Box 2307, St. Catharines, ON  L2N 1J7

Phone: 905-937-6900.

Website:


Author(s) H. H. Janzen
Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989


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Janzen, H. H. and Marlene Epp. "Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Scott_Street_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=77695.

APA style

Janzen, H. H. and Marlene Epp. (January 1989). Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Scott_Street_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=77695.




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