Woodrow Gospel Chapel (Woodrow, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Woodrow Mennonite Brethren Church, ca. 1950-1951
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies
Woodrow Gospel Chapel
Source: Church website

The Woodrow Gospel Chapel in Woodrow, Saskatchewan began services in 1909, and formally organized in 1910 with a membership of 28. The first building was occupied in 1916, with a subsequent building program in 1958. George Reimche is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through emigration from North Dakota. Woodrow was originally known as Hoffnungsfeld, and later as Woodrow Mennonite Brethren Church.

Other leaders that served prior to 1960 included John Ollenberger, Ludwig Seibel, E. J. Lautermilch and Samuel Sutter.

The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1930s.

The congregation celebrated its 100th anniversary on 26-27 June 2010. At that time the congregation had 42 members.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 65.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 160. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/details/AHistoryOfTheMennoniteBrethrenChurch.

Additional Information

Address: Box 57, Woodrow SK S0H 4M0

Telephone: 306-472-3759

Denominational Affiliations:

Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Woodrow Gospel Chapel Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Ralph Gliege 1978-1986
Randy Chase 1997-2005
Ross Kennedy 2006-2007
Richard Hovey 2010-2012
Rick Hawreschuk 2013-present

Woodrow Gospel Chapel Membership

Year Members
1965 100
1975 71
1985 73
1994 58
2000 55

Author(s) Jacob I. Regehr
Marlene Epp
Date Published May 2013

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Regehr, Jacob I. and Marlene Epp. "Woodrow Gospel Chapel (Woodrow, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2013. Web. 30 Jun 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Woodrow_Gospel_Chapel_(Woodrow,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167905.

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Regehr, Jacob I. and Marlene Epp. (May 2013). Woodrow Gospel Chapel (Woodrow, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 June 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Woodrow_Gospel_Chapel_(Woodrow,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167905.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 977. All rights reserved.

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