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Culloden MB Church
Source: D. Giesbrecht

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.

Additional Information

Address: 6060 Culloden Street, Vancouver, BC  V5W 3S4

Phone: 604-327-4640

Website: Culloden MB Church

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1969-2002)

Culloden MB Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
David B. Wiens 1968-1975
Ben Baier 1975
Victor D. Toews 1976-1984
Rudie Willms 1984–1994
Aldon Loeppky 1996-1999
George Baier (interim) 2000
Ted Klassen 2001-2015
Paul Wicki 2016-present

Culloden MB Church Membership

Year Members
1970 539
1975 542
1980 498
1985 388
1990 363
1995 277
2000 233
2004 213
2010 185
2015 166


Map:Culloden MB Church, Vancouver, BC

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. 9 Aug 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Culloden_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=168958.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (July 2020). Culloden Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 August 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Culloden_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=168958.

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