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In 1948 a small group of young people from East Aldergrove Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church decided to hold Sunday School classes in the Brookswood area of Langley. Using the Brookswood Community Hall they held classes every Sunday afternoon. In 1958 the East Aldergrove MB Church youth group started a fund to raise money for a permanent Brookswood Church building. An acre of land was purchased on 36th Avenue in 1959 and services began in 1963. The congregation, known as Brookswood Mennonite Brethren, formally organized on 22 November 1964 with 17 charter members.

In 1977 the congregation moved to it's current location on 22nd Avenue and changed its name to South Langley MB Church in 1980. In 2010 the congregation's membership was 215 and the average weekly attendance was 235.

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[edit] Bibliography

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 22.

South Langley MB Church. "All About Us: A Brief History of South Langley Mennonite Brethren Church." Web. 29 November 2009. http://www.southlangleychurch.com/all-about-us.

Archival Records

Church records at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 20098-22nd Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 4P4; the church is located 6.5 km south of Langley, East of 200 Street.

Telephone: 604-530-2646

Website: South Langley Mennonite Brethren Church

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1965-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1965-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches of North America (1965-2002)

South Langley Leading Ministers

Minister Years
George Warkentin 1962-1968
Jacob J. Dyck 1968-1973
Herb Kopp 1974-1977
Paul J. Fast 1977-1987
Marvin H. Schmidt 1988-1996
Wes Dahl 1996-present

South Langley Membership

Year Members
1965 18
1970 34
1975 54
1980 121
1985 248
1990 239
1996 252
2000 223
2004 228
2010 215

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Map:South Langley MB Church, Langley BC


Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published May 2011


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Thiessen, Richard D.. "South Langley Mennonite Brethren Church (Langley, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2011. Web. 16 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Langley_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Langley,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=77833.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D.. (May 2011). South Langley Mennonite Brethren Church (Langley, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Langley_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Langley,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=77833.




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