©Mennonite Heritage Centre 2002
Last updated April 17, 2002

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Title: Gouldtown Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1968-1976
Extent: 8 cm of textual records

Historical note

Mennonites settled in the area north of Swift Current, Saskatchewan in the 1920s. Worship services and Sunday School were begun in the late 1920s in the Gouldtown area. In 1932 they purchased a building and moved it to near Gouldtown for their own meeting house. This building was again moved in 1947 and in the following few years it was expanded and renovated. For many of these years in the late 1940s and 1950s the congregation was served by leaders from Herbert. The association with the Herberter Gemeinde ended in 1957 when the Gemeinde dissolved. In 1959 they organized as an independent congregation. From then onwards they had local leadership. The membership was 33 in 1962 and by 1965 it had nearly doubled to 61. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1976. In the 1980s they withdrew from the Mennonite conference. The leaders of the congregation were: Johann Nickel (1926-1962) [He served them from his post in Main Centre.], John Wiens (1937-1943), Peter Gerbrandt ([1957-1958]), Jacob Reimer (1959-1962), Elwin Epp (1963-1968), Isaac Krahn (1969-[1977]). The MHC does not have records which show the leaders and participants after the 50th anniversary in 1976.

Scope and content note

This fonds consists of bulletins (1968, 1976) and a 50th anniversary poem (1976).

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.


Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records were deposited by the congregation at the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Described by Bert Friesen 7 February 2002.

Gouldtown Mennonite Church fonds file list:

Volume 84

  1. Gouldtown Mennonite Church bulletins (1968, 1976), 50th anniversary poem (1976)