Charleswood Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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Charleswood Mennonite Church, September 2017.
Photo: Bert Friesen.

The Charleswood Mennonite Church congregation began in May 1963 under the sponsorship of Bethel Mennonite congregation.There were 31 charter members at the time of the formal organization on 15 September 1963. Initially the group met in the Chapman School in the Charleswood area of Winnipeg; it then bought land on the corner of Haney and Eldridge.

The congregation has been involved in sponsoring Crossroads, an inner-city project, Sargent MCC thrift shop, and Bethel Place. A Korean ministry began in 1996 with the arrival of several families from Korea. In the fall of 1997, the Korean students studying at Canadian Mennonite Bible College decided to worship together at the Charleswood Church. They studied the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, and in October 1997, Hun Lee, who had been a Presbyterian minister in Korea, was baptized and several others were received into membership. It became apparent in 1998 that there wasa need for Korean language services. In September 1999 Hun Lee was licensed for ministry; he was ordained as a Mennonite minister on 3 December 2000.


Canadian Mennonite (10 May 1963): 1; (30 July 1963): 3; (17 September 1963): 1; (7 December 1965): 14.

"Asian Congregations in Manitoba." Canadian Mennonite 3 (6 December 1999). Web. 19 March 2010.

Petkau, Evelyn Rempel. "Korean Church Growing in Charleswood." Canadian Mennonite 3 (29 March 1999). Web. 19 March 2010.

Mennonite Reporter (14 June 1993): 8-9.

Regehr, Valerie. "Charleswood Mennonite Church - a History."  Unpublished Research Paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1982, 26 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Reimer, Carol. "The History of the Charleswood Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1987, Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Archival collection at Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Additional Information

Address: 699 Haney Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Co-ordinates 49.852222 -97.265833)

Phone: 204-837-7982

Website: Charleswood Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Mennonite Church Canada

Charleswood Membership

Year Members
1965 45
1975 171
1985 198
1995 169
2000 228
2009 285
2020 325

Charleswood Leading Pastors

Name Years of Service
Cornie Rempel 1963-1969
Ron Hunsicker 1970-1975
Cornie Rempel (interim) 1975
Larry Kehler 1976-1979
Esther & Dan Epp-Tiessen 1980-1981
Jessie Kehler 1981-1982
Elsa Barg 1982-1983
Helen & Henry Dueck 1983-1984
Fred Unruh 1985-1992
Lisa Carr Pries 1993-1996
Carolyne Epp-Fransen 1993-1994
John Braun 1994-2019
Jeff Friesen 2004-
Karen Schellenberg (Interim) 2020
Lisa Enns (Co-pastor) 2021-


Map:Charleswood Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published March 2010

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