Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Hanley Mennonite Church
Source: Mennonite Church Saskatchewan website

Russian Mennonite immigrant families arrived in the Hanley area of Saskatchewan in the 1920s. They soon formed a congregation for worship, meeting in homes and farm buildings. The church formally organized in 1925. Johann J. Klassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.

In 1929 they completed their first meeting house. A larger meeting house was completed in 1956. During these years the congregation was part of the Nordheimer Gemeinde, a multi-congregation church. The Nordheimer Gemeinde was dissolved in 1975. Thereafter, the congregations gradually emerged as independent congregations, including Hanley. By 1980 the congregation was independent although there were still associations with the other independent congregations which emerged from the Gemeinde.

The language of worship is English and German; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.


Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives (Winnipeg, MB): "Hanley Mennonite Church fonds." Web. 9 July 2010. http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/SK/SK_HanleyMC.htm.

Mennonite Reporter (24 June 1996): 14.

Nordheimer Mennonite Church of Saskatchewan, 1925-1975. Hanley, SK: Nordheimer Mennonite Church, 1975, 140 pp.

Archival Records

Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Vols. 66, 1622, 2824, 2883, 4031, 4426.

Additional Information

Address: Box 387, Hanley, SK S0G 2E0

Location: Located nine miles west of Hanley

Phone: 306-544-2722

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1925-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1926-1999)

Hanley Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years
Abram Martens 1929-1934
Abram A. Kröger 1931-1941
Franz Epp 1929-1977
Jacob Schellenberg 1943-1981
Henry Peters 1959-1996
Henry Patkau 1971-1981
Margaret and Gary Peters 1990-

Hanley Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1975 102
1985 111
1995 94
2000 98
2010 99

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published July 2010

Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2010. Web. 5 Jun 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanley_Mennonite_Church_(Hanley,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=138856.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (July 2010). Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 June 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanley_Mennonite_Church_(Hanley,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=138856.

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