Toronto United Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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The Toronto United Mennonite congregation began services in 1930s, and formally organized in 1948. The first building was occupied in 1956, with a subsequent building program in 1997. Prior to 1956 the congregation met in homes. H. A. Claassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Ontario beginning 1928.

The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1940s.

In 1997 Toronto United Mennonite shared space with the New Life Faith Community in a new facility.


Mennonite Reporter (30 May 1977): 11; (28 July 1997): 2.

CMC Nexus (October 1996): 10.

Unpublished congregational history, 1960, 2 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre

25th Anniversary Year: Toronto United Mennonite Church. 1974, 11 pp.

Additional Information

Address: 1774 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G7; the church is located at Queen and Lark Streets.

Telephone: 416-699-6631

Website: Toronto United Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of United Mennonite Churches of Ontario (1948-1988)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada

General Conference Mennonite Church (1956-1999)

Toronto United Mennonite Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years of Service
H. A. Claassen 1948
Frank P. Dyck 1949-1950
William W. "Bill" Dick 1950-1961
Nicholas "Nick" Dick 1961-1968
Ed & Marianne Enns (lay leaders) 1968-1969
Helmut Harder (interim) 1969-1970
Darrell Fast 1970-1986
Osiah Horst (interim) 1986-1987
Gary Harder 1987-2007
David Brubacher (interim) 2007-2009
Marilyn Zehr 2009-present

Toronto United Mennonite Church Membership

Year Membership
1950 11
1965 84
1975 109
1985 149
1995 172
2000 184
2011 195

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published October 2013

Cite This Article

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Epp, Marlene. "Toronto United Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2013. Web. 24 Jun 2018.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105500.

APA style

Epp, Marlene. (October 2013). Toronto United Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2018, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105500.

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