Aberdeen Evangelical Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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Trinity Place, at 265 Flora Avenue, a place where several groups provide ministry in the North End of Winnipeg. The building was originally Trinity Lutheran Church. Aberdeen Mennonite Church joined Trinity Place in 2006. Taken July 2018.
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The Aberdeen Evangelical Mennonite Church has been located in the north end of Winnipeg, Manitoba since 1957. Pastor Ardith Frey served in 2000 as a salaried congregational leader. (Pastors have been salaried since 1975.) The congregation has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference since 1957. The language of worship is English.

The congregation began services in 1951, and formally organized in 1957. The first building was occupied in 1954, with a subsequent building program in 1956. F.D. Reimer is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Manitoba. The congregation then met in shared facilities with the Trinity Lutheran Church, a building that became Trinity Place.

Aberdeen Mennonite was the first congregation in the Evangelical Mennonite Conference to have a woman pastor, as Ardith Frey served as the pastor from late 1992 to June 2003. The pastor in 2009 was Adam Robinson.


Canadian Mennonite (14 Dec. 1956): 10; (20 May 1960): 19.

The Messenger (12 Dec. 1986): 7-9; (25 June 2003)

Mennonite Reporter (19 Oct. 1992): 1-2; (8 July 1996): 11.

Celebrating God's Faithfulness: EMC Churches in Winnipeg. 1986, 7-14.

Records kept at church.

Additional Information

Address: 265 Flora Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Co-ordinates 49.911667 -97.135)

Phone: 204-792-7112

Website: Aberdeen Evangelical Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation: Evangelical Mennonite Conference

Membership at Aberdeen Evangelical Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1965 125
1975 65
1980 91
1985 83
1995 74
2000 71
2005 78
2010 79
2015 80

Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published February 2009

Cite This Article

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Steiner, Sam. "Aberdeen Evangelical Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2009. Web. 16 Jan 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aberdeen_Evangelical_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=161218.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (February 2009). Aberdeen Evangelical Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 January 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aberdeen_Evangelical_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=161218.

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