Culloden Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
By the late 1960s the Vancouver Mennonite Brethren Church had grown substantially, due in large part to the immigration of Mennonites from South America to Vancouver. The influx of people resulted in the decision to plant a daughter church on Culloden Street in Vancouver. Services began in 1968 and by the time the Culloden Mennonite Brethren Church sanctuary had been finished in 1969, over three-quarters of the Vancouver MB Church had decided to join the new congregation, including the leading minister. The church was formally organized in 1969 with David B. Wiens as minister.
The church has sustained an international flavour. It has held services in English and German, and has offered its sanctuary for use to a Greek and a Vietnamese congregation. English-as-a-second-language courses have also been part of the church’s ministry.
In 2015 the congregation had 166 members and an average weekly attendance of 108. In 2010 the congregation had 185 members with an average weekly attendance of 134.
On 20 July 2020, the congregation affirmed a proposal to close the church as of 20 September 2020. The plan was for a new church to be launched in 2021.
Canadian Mennonite (26 November 1968): 7.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 17; (21 January 1994): 19.
Mennonite Reporter (20 September 1976): 9.
Address: 6060 Culloden Street, Vancouver, BC V5W 3S4
Website: Culloden MB Church
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-2002)
Culloden MB Church Leading Ministers
|David B. Wiens||1968-1975|
|Victor D. Toews||1976-1984|
|George Baier (interim)||2000|
Culloden MB Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||July 2020|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Culloden Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2020. Web. 19 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Culloden_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=168958.
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