Old Colony Mennonite Church (Chortitz, Manitoba, Canada)

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Old Colony Church at Chortitz, 2003

The Old Colony Mennonite congregation (Alt-Kolonie Mennonitengemeinde) at Chortitz, Manitoba began services in 1936 with the reorganization of Old Colony Mennonites who had not migrated to Mexico or those who had recently returned from Mexico. The Chortitz meetinghouse was the only building available to the remnant of Old Colony people who had not migrated to Mexico. It was donated to the Old Colony Church by Jacob Heide. The original dedication of the building took place 21 October 1881. This building was replaced with a new meetinghouse dedicated on 12 November 1967. The original building was later moved to the Mennonite Heritage Village museum in Steinbach.

In 2010 the congregation's service was in Low German and the church was led by Aeltester Peter Elias.

The congregation is part of the Old Colony Mennonite Church of Manitoba.


Gutsche, Horst W. "Verzeichnis deutschsprachiger Gemeinden und Seelsorger in Kanada." March 2010. Web. 23 February 2012. http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/cms-filesystem-action/pdfs/german-cdn/101217-1.pdf.

Rempel, Abraham E. "Old Colony Mennonite Church in Manitoba" in Old Colony Mennonites in Canada 1875 to 2000, edited by Delbert F. Plett. Steinbach, MB: Crossway Publications, Inc., 2001: 139-141.

Additional Information

Address: 65 Chortitz Street North, Chortitz, MB

Phone: 204-325-7278

Author(s) Alf Redekopp
Date Published March 2012

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Redekopp, Alf. "Old Colony Mennonite Church (Chortitz, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 4 Jul 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Old_Colony_Mennonite_Church_(Chortitz,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=93173.

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Redekopp, Alf. (March 2012). Old Colony Mennonite Church (Chortitz, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 July 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Old_Colony_Mennonite_Church_(Chortitz,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=93173.

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