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The Silberfeld Mennonite Church, New Bothwell, Manitoba is located about two km south of the original village of Silberfeld, directly north of Randolph and east of Niverville. The church served the people from the areas of Silberfeld, New Bothwell (Kronsthal), Hochfeld, Schoenthal, Reinfeld, Blumengard and Bergthal. The congregation has been affiliated with the Chortitzer Mennonite Conference.

The church was built in 1944 and replaced the Blumengard church about four km to the east. The new site was chosen by members in surrounding villages. It was a more central location in an era when everyone traveled by horse and buggy. The church building was constructed with mostly volunteer help. In 1957, the building was raised and rotated, and a basement added. In 1970 the congregation added a foyer. Another expansion in 1975 increased the size of the sanctuary and added more classroom space for the Sunday School.

Sunday School began in 1949, and midweek youth programs were added in the 1960s.


Dueck, Gustav. Chortitzer Mennonite Conference : 1874-1990. Steinbach, MB: Chortitzer Mennonite Conference, 2004.

Silberfeld Mennonite Church. "About Us." Web. 3 April 2010.

Additional Information

Address: Box 4, New Bothwell, Manitoba

Phone: 204-355-4574

Website: Silberfeld Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation: Chortitzer Mennonite Conference

Author(s) Marlene, Alf Redekopp Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published March 2010

Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene, Alf Redekopp and Sam Steiner. "Bothwell Christian Fellowship (New Bothwell, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2010. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=55610.

APA style

Epp, Marlene, Alf Redekopp and Sam Steiner. (March 2010). Bothwell Christian Fellowship (New Bothwell, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=55610.

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