Vietnamese Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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The Vietnamese Mennonite congregation in Winnipeg, MB began services and formally organized in 1983. The first building was occupied in 1987, with subsequent building programs in 1991 and 1995. James Duong is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Mennonite Central Committee and several Mennonite denominations.

In 1983 MCC and several Mennonite groups began a joint Chinese and Vietnamese church primarily for Vietnamese refugees. The two groups became independent of one another in 1986. The Chinese church affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren and the Vietnamese church affiliated with Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba.

In 2000 the congregation included about 40 people of all ages. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada and the North American Vietnamese Mennonite Fellowship. The language of worship is Vietnamese.

Pastor Hoa Van Chau served in 2020 as a congregational leader.


Canadian Mennonite 24, no. 21 (12 October 2020): 22.

CMC Nexus (May 1996): 22-23.

EMMC Recorder (January 1984): 7.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (1 May 1987): 19.

Mennonite Reporter (26 December 1983): 4; (12 October 1987): 15; (25 November 1991): 11; (27 November 1995): 3.

Additional Information

Address: 333 Alexander Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0N1



Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Manitoba

Mennonite Church Canada

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published October 2020

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