Carrot River Mennonite Church (Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Carrot River Mennonite Church in 1999
Photo by Victor Wiebe

The Carrot River area of Saskatchewan was settled by Russian Mennonite immigrants in the 1920s. The church was established in 1929 as one of the five local worshiping locations of the Hoffnungfelder Gemeinde which included Rabbit Lake, Glenbush, Petaigan and Mayfair.They were received as a member of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada in 1934. In 1931 there were 52 members. The congregation grew steadily until 1959 when the membership reached 107. In 1960 they decided to leave the Hoffnungsfelder Gemeinde and become an independent congregation, named Grace Mennonite Church. Then in 1962 they changed their name again to Carrot River Mennonite Church

The first building was occupied in 1928, with a subsequent building program in 1960. Benjamin Ewert is considered the founding leader of the group. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.


Canadian Mennonite (23 September 1955): 7; (29 April 1960): 1.

Additional Information

Address: Box 567, Carrot River, SK S0E 0L0; located at 2702 Poplar Avenue, Carrot River, SK

Phone: 306-768-2457

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan (1929-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada/Mennonite Church Canada (1934-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1953-1999)

Carrot River Mennonite Church Pastors

Name Year of Service
Cornelius Boschmann 1931-1933
Richard Friesen 1934-1946
David Dyck 1934-1942
Peter Epp 1944-1968
John Zacharias 1950-1968
John H. Wiebe 1961-1965
John F. Wiebe 1966-1968
Wally Zacharias 1965, 1976
Peter Peters 1969-1975
Irvin Schmidt 1977-1982
Abe Buhler 1983-1989
Frank Enns 1990-1991
Philip A. Gunther 1992-1999
Craig Hollands 2000-2005
Ed Cornelson (Interim) 2006-2007
Ben Pauls 2007-2012
Ken Bechtel (interim) 2012-2013
Daniel Janzen 2013-2019
Kevin Koop 2019-present

Carrot River Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1931 52
1950 100
1965 132
1975 138
1985 142
1995 148
2000 160
2009 140


Map:Carrot River Mennonite Church (Carrot River, Saskatchewan)

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published March 2014

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