Altona Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)

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Altona Mennonite Church, 1964.
Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

The Altona Mennonite Church was organized in 1962, under the leadership of Frank H. Epp as a daughter congregation to the Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church. The vision to establish this congregation grew in the context of the need for more space in the parent church, especially to accommodate the Sunday school program. The expansion also addressed issues of the using the English language and the need to address contemporary culture. There were 22 charter members. The first building was occupied in 1964, with a subsequent building program in 1996.


Mennonite Reporter (May 15, 1978): 11, (Nov. 25, 1996): 13.

Ens, Anna. In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba: CMBC Publications, 1996.

Epp-Tiessen, Esther. Altona: The Story of a Prairie Town. 1982.

Friesen, Ted. Altona Mennonite Church 25th anniversary, 1962-1987. 1987, 171 pp.

Additional Information

Address: 287 - 8th Ave NE, Altona, Manitoba
(Co-ordinates: 49.109722, -97.550833 [49° 06' 35" N 97° 33' 03" W])

Phone: 204-324-6773

Website: Altona Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of Mennonite in Manitoba / Mennonite Church Manitoba (1962-

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1963-

General Conference Mennonite Church (1965-2002)

Altona Mennonite Leading Ministers

Minister Years of service
Frank H. Epp 1962-1965
Henry Friesen 1965-1970
Paul Dyck 1970-1973
Lawrence Klippenstein 1973-1975
Ed Cornelson 1976-1982
David Regehr 1982-1985
Marily Houser Hamm and Ray Hamm 1985-1994
Ray Hamm 1995-1997
Jessie and Larry Kehler 1998
Jake Pauls 1999
Gordon Driedger 2000-2010
Dan Kehler 2010-2022

Altona Mennonite Church Membership

Year Membership
1965 59
1975 80
1985 112
1995 107
2000 122
2008 120
2020 115

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Alf Redekopp
Date Published March 2020

Cite This Article

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Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. "Altona Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 5 Dec 2022.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=173849.

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Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. (March 2020). Altona Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 December 2022, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=173849.

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