Sutherland Evangelical Church (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Sutherland Evangelical Church in November 2010 Photo by Victor Wiebe

The Saskatoon Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan began services in 1959 as an Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference congregation. The first building was occupied in 1959, with a subsequent building program in 1964. John D. Friesen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization. The congregation later changed its name to Westmount Evangelical Church.

On 1 September 2002 an arsonist set fire to the sanctuary, causing severe damage. The church arranged to rent space at Living Hope Mennonite Brethren Church for worship services and Lawson Heights Alliance Church for their office. The church hoped to build a new sanctuary, but those plans never materialized. Eventually the congregation agreed to purchase the sanctuary of Holy Family (Catholic Church) Parish in the Sutherland area of Saskatoon. The first services were held in the new location on 19 October 2008. With the move to the Sutherland area, the name of the church was changed to Sutherland Evangelical Church on 13 September 2009.


EMMC Recorder (May 1984): 5; (October 2002): 4-5; (October/November 2008): 11; (September/October 2009): 9.

Heppner, Jack. Search for Renewal: the Story of the Rudnerweider/Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference 1937-1987. 1987: 333-334.

Additional Information

Mailing Address: 159 Pinehouse Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W1

Location: 110-104th Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Phone: 306-934-8981

Website: Sutherland Evangelical Church

Denominational Affiliation:

Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference

Sutherland Evangelical Church Membership

Year Members
1962 50
1986 133
2000 149

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published July 2010

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Epp, Marlene. "Sutherland Evangelical Church (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2010. Web. 20 Mar 2023.,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167626.

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Epp, Marlene. (July 2010). Sutherland Evangelical Church (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 March 2023, from,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167626.

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