Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada)

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L'Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent (formerly known as Église des Frères Mennonites St-Laurent) began services in 1967, and formally organized in 1969. The congregation originated through outreach by the Canada Inland Mission, an arm of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Ernest Dyck moved to St-Laurent, Quebec and began to do some gospel work through literature and sermons. The first meeting place was a rented office space that had been converted into a Bible Center. It was only when more interest was shown that a Sunday service started in June 1968.

In May 1970, David Franco was appointed the first French worker to serve the congregation. He was as a graduate from Bethel Bible Institute, Sherbrooke. Shortly before that, on 30 December 1969, the St-Laurent church was accepted into the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Before purchasing their own building on 1 May 1974, the St-Laurent church had moved around five times during their first six years. The building they purchased was a duplex; only the main floor was used for the church, the upper floor apartments were rented out to help cover costs. In May 1980 the church sold the building and began to meet in a school auditorium due to an increase in attendance. A new church was built in 1984.

L'Église chrétienne de Saint-Laurent was the first French-speaking Mennonite Brethren church in Montreal. In 1992 the congregation merged with Église de la Persévérance. The language of worship is French.

See also Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent (FR)


Album II: protestantisme française en amerique du nord. Montreal: L'Aurore, 1988.

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Église Chrétienne de St. Laurent." Web. 19 December 2010. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/quebec_archives/glise_chrtienne_de_st_laurent_archives/.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 57; (17 July 1992): 22.

Mennonite Reporter (28 May 1984): 4.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 575.

Additional Information

Address: 1775, boul. Édouard-Laurin, Montreal, QC  H4L 2B9

Phone: 514-333-8436

Website: [1]

Denominational Affiliations:

Association des Églises des frères mennonites du Québec (1972-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-2002)

Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Ernest Dyck 1968-1971
Dan Wolfe 1971-1972
David Franco 1972-1973
Pierre Wingender 1975-1979
André Bourque 1980-1986
Gérald Kraemer 1985-1988
Guy Demers 1989
Gilles Clermont 1990
Robert Godin 1991-1992
François Pinard 1993-1994
Claude Queval 1995-2000
Éric Wingender 2001-2002
Gérard Basque 2003-2016
Bruno Synott, Claude Rochon 2016 to present

Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent Membership

Year Members
1985 100
1995 112
2000 112
2010 76
2015 41


Map:Église Chrétienne de Saint-Laurent, St. Laurent, Quebec

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published August 2011

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