Highland Mennonite Brethren Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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Highland Mennonite Brethren Church, Calgary, AB.
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Alberta Mennonite Brethren Missions started a city mission in Calgary in the 1950s. From this emerged the Calgary Mennonite Brethren Church in 1956 with 41 charter members. Jacob A. Froese is considered the founding leader of the group. They met in rented facilities until 1962, when they completed their own sanctuary. Later an educational wing was added. In 1980 the membership stood at 311. In 1983 they divided the congregation to form the Dalhousie Mennonite Brethren Church.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 6; (21 February 1992): 13; (December 2008); (February 2012): 29.

Mennonite Observer (25 May 1956): 3.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987, 178 pp. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/stream/NoLongerAtArmsLengthMBChurchPlantingInCanadaOCRopt?ref=ol#mode/2up.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 166. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/details/AHistoryOfTheMennoniteBrethrenChurch.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 328.

Additional Information

Address: 4018 Centre B Street NW, Calgary AB T2K 0W2

Phone: 403-276-9396

Website: Highland MB Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1956-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1956-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1956-2002)

Highland MB Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Abram H. Rempel 1956-1958
Abram Regier 1959-1962
Henry Willms 1963
J. Bergen 1964-1965
J. Schmidt 1966
A. L. Klassen 1967-1973
Alfred Quiring 1974
Henry Willms 1975-1982
Heinz Ratzlaff 1983-1989
Jim Shantz 1990-1994
Harry Heidebrecht 1995-2004
Rob Reimer 2004-2007
Don Shuiling 2007-2008
Steve Pahl 2008-2011
Ken Dueck (interim) 2011-2014
Scott Koop 2014-present

Highland MB Church Membership

Year Members
1965 179
1980 311
1985 248
1995 211
2000 232
2010 198
2015 126

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published July 2016

Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene. "Highland Mennonite Brethren Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2016. Web. 20 Mar 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Highland_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Calgary,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=167884.

APA style

Epp, Marlene. (July 2016). Highland Mennonite Brethren Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 March 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Highland_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Calgary,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=167884.

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