Carman Mennonite Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)

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Carman Mennonite Church, July 2017.
Photo: Bert Friesen.

Carman Mennonite Church began services and organized in 1945. Mennonite families settled in the Carman, Manitoba area after the immigration movement in the 1920s and during the 1930s attempts were made by the Mennonite families to worship together. A group was officially organized as a Bergthaler group in 1945 and in 1954 it became a congregation. During these years a meeting house was completed and leadership was provided by the Bergthaler Lehrdienst and the Home Mission Board of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. Until 1953 Carman was still considered a mission station of the Canadian conference. When it became a congregation it was known as the Graysville-Carman congregation. The leaders of the Graysville part of the group were Franz Letkemann and J. Janzen. In 1962 it became known as the Carman Bergthaler Mennonite Church. A larger meeting house was completed in 1982.


Braun, Braun. "The Carman Mennonite Church, 1945-1985." Unpublished Research Paper, CMBC, 1985, 29 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Location:: 105 Main Street, Carman, Manitoba (Co-ordinates 49.512222 -98.001111)

Address: Box 267, Carman, MB R0G 0J0

Phone: 204-745-3837

Website: Carman Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Mennonite Church Canada

Carman Mennonite Church Pastors

Name Years of Service
Henry Funk 1949-1954
Frank Thiessen 1956-1958
Daniel Doell 1960-1963
Alfred Heinrichs 1963-1964
Henry Isaak 1965-1971
David Klassen 1972-1973
David Friesen 1974-1978
David Klassen 1979
Ed Pries 1980-1981
David Klassen 1982
John Krahn 1983-1991
Cornie Thiessen 1992
Marvin Friesen 1993-1996
Dave Wilson 1997-2000
Bob Pauls 2000-2017
Karen Schellenberg (associate 2012-17) 2017-2018
Rachel Siemens 2018-2021
Rudy Franz (Intentional Interim) 2021-2022

Carman Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 30
1975 88
1985 162
1995 206
2000 127
2009 155
2020 157

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986

Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene. "Carman Mennonite Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 1986. Web. 31 Mar 2023.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=172881.

APA style

Epp, Marlene. (September 1986). Carman Mennonite Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2023, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=172881.

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