Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada)

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Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, Alberta, 9 August 1948.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, 1947-1953: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Idaho, Oregon and Montana Congregations.
HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.8-27.
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana
Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, AB
Source: Church website

Salem Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located near Tofield, Alberta, dates to 1910, when several families, including Bishop N. E. Roth, moved into the area from Nebraska. The congregation was organized under the Western Amish Mennonite Conference; with the arrival of more settlers, including most of the Mayton (Alberta) Mennonite congregation, it affiliated with the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. The meetinghouse was built in 1911, enlarged in 1915 and 1926, and replaced by a new one, 52 x 80 ft., in 1954. A mission outreach at Round Hill was maintained for a time.

Pastoral leaders prior to 1960 included N.E. Roth (bishop, 1911-1939), J. K. Lehman, John B. Stauffer, Milo D. Stutzman, Paul L. Voegtlin and Harold Boettger.

Minister Richard Payne served 2000-2007 as a congregational leader; in 2008 Mark Loewen became the pastor.


Stauffer, Ezra. History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. 1960: 19.

Additional Information

Address: Box 56 Tofield, AB T0B 4J0

Location: 5107 50 Street, Tofield, Alberta

Phone: 780-662-2364

Website: Salem Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Western Amish Mennonite Conference (1910-1915)

Northwest Mennonite Conference (1915-present)

Mennonite Church (MC)

Salem Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1925 140
1950 212
1965 301
1975 268
1985 233
1995 330
2000 249


Map:Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta)

Author(s) Milo D. Stutzman
Marlene Epp
Date Published July 1986

Cite This Article

MLA style

Stutzman, Milo D. and Marlene Epp. "Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 1986. Web. 22 Sep 2023.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=141696.

APA style

Stutzman, Milo D. and Marlene Epp. (July 1986). Salem Mennonite Church (Tofield, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2023, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=141696.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 405. All rights reserved.

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