Springfield Heights Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
In the years immediately following World War II, the migration of Mennonites from Europe to Canada resulted in a rapid increase in membership at the Mennonite churches in the North Kildonan part of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
In addition, there was an influx of people moving from the country to the city of Winnipeg, and other new immigrants from Germany and Paraguay. This created a real space problem for the Mennonite community in North Kildonan. These factors and others led to the decision to plant a new congregation in January 1964.
Initially, this new congregation met at the Springfield Heights School, thus providing the name, Springfield Heights Mennonite Church (SHMC). When a group of people transferred in from the Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, the decision was made to build, and on 14 March 1965, the congregation dedicated its new home at the corner of Sharron Bay and Defehr Street.
The congregation’s growth twice necessitated the establishment of daughter churches. Jubilee Mennonite Church began its ministry as Northdale Mennonite Fellowship on 1 January 1975, and on 1 January 1980, Douglas Mennonite Church opened its doors. Somewhat later, a number of members from SHMC also joined the newly created River East Mennonite Church.
Canadian Mennonite (23 March 1965): 1.
"Our history." Springfield Heights Mennonite Church. Web. 28 June 2021. https://springfieldheights.ca/about-us.
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Fast, Karl, ed. Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mennonite Settlement in North Kildonan. Winnipeg: The Anniversary Committee, 1978, 128 p.
Hiebert, Angi. "The History of the Unique Separation of the Douglas Mennonite Church from the Springfield Mennoniten Gemeinde (1976-1982)." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1983, Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Address: 570 Sharron Bay, Winnipeg MB R2G 0H9
Mennonite Church Manitoba (1972-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1975-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1975-1999)
Springfield Heights Mennonite Church Ministers
|George K. Epp||1967-1968|
|Jose Luis Moraga||2019-|
Springfield Heights Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||June 2021|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "Springfield Heights Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2021. Web. 18 Jan 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Springfield_Heights_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=171876.
Steiner, Samuel J. (June 2021). Springfield Heights Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 January 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Springfield_Heights_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=171876.
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