Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Aberdeen Mennonite Church
Source: Mennonite Church Saskatchewan website

Aberdeen Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1907 as a branch of the Rosenorter Mennonite Church group in Saskatchewan. A dedication service for the church's first building was held on 12 June 1910. Cornelius C. Ens is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from rural Manitoba.  During the first decade or so the congregation was served by various non-resident ministers of the Rosenorter Gemeinde. Jacob Nickel immigrated to Aberdeen in 1924 and remained their leader until 1937. During this time he also taught in the Bible School in Rosthern. The meeting house was moved onto a basement at the same site in 1939. The building was renovated in 1950 and again in 1964 and 1989. In 1962 the Rosenorter Gemeinde was dissolved and each congregation became independent. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

Aberdeen Mennonite is the only church in Aberdeen and includes participants from a wide variety of denominations.


Aberdeen History Book. Edmonton, 1982: 35-37.

Fehderau, Karin. "‘To be in harmony with all people’." Canadian Mennonite 23 June 2010. Web. 30 June 2021. https://canadianmennonite.org/articles/be-harmony-all-people.

Mennonite Church Canada: Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives.  "Aberdeen Mennonite Church."  Web. 27 April 2008. http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/SK/SK_Aberdeen.htm.

Mennonite Reporter (18 Sept. 1989): 11.

Rempel, J. G. Die Rosenorter Gemeinde in Saskatchewan. Rosthern, 1950.

Archival Records:

Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Vols. 1618, 3249, 4501, 2881.

Additional Information

Mailing address: Box 202, Aberdeen, SK S0K 0A0

Location: 501 Rupert Rd., Aberdeen, SK S0K 0A0

Website: https://www.aberdeenmennonitechurch.com/

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan

Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1907-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church

Aberdeen Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years
Cornelius Ens 1907-1915
Jacob Nickel 1924-1937
Peter Koop 1932-1946
Heinrich Neudorf 1932-1947
Bernhard Fast 1947-1955
Franz Koop 1951-1973
John Peters 1973-1976
John Kroeger 1977-1982
John Peters 1983
Verner Friesen 1984-1991
Rod Suderman 1992-1999
David Neufeld 2000-2004
Henry and Erna Funk 2004-2006
Vern Ratzlaff 2006-2018
Curtis Wiens February 2019-present

Aberdeen Mennonite Church Membership

Years Members
1965 107
1975 87
1985 107
1995 113
2000 102
2010 84
2015 78
2020 73


Map:Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Author(s) Samuel J. Steiner
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published June 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2021. Web. 16 Jun 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aberdeen_Mennonite_Church_(Aberdeen,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=174969.

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Steiner, Samuel J. and Richard D. Thiessen. (June 2021). Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 June 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aberdeen_Mennonite_Church_(Aberdeen,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=174969.

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