Classification scheme: 
III-59

Title: Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal fonds

Dates of Creation: 1986-2003

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Administrative history:  The Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) began with informal house meetings as early as 1956 around two missionary families (Harold & Pauline Reesor and Tilman & Janet Martin) sent by the Mennonite Conference of Ontario. Individual contacts led to formation of a Mennonite Students Association; this association was regathered in 1970 by Joe Martin, MD.

A long process finally led the group to meet at the House of Friendship in downtown Montreal (founded in 1973) and to take over the government recognition and registers of a French congregation which had closed. Worship began on 11 June 1978 with a baptism and membership service.

As an urban congregation, and the only English Mennonite congregation in Quebec, the congregation attracted people of many different origins. Over the years some students who had studied at McGill University settled in Montreal and formed the core of the church.

Custodial history: First accession received from an unknown source after 1990. A subsequent accession was received from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in 2016.

Scope and Content: There are two series: Formal records and Informal records.

Notes: Any photographs related to this congregation can be found in Hist.Mss.10

File list:

Series 1: Formal Records

  1. Annual meeting reports
    2003
  2. Congregational structure
    1986-1987
  3. Congregational profile
    2000

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Historical documents
    1996 (including application to become member of MCEC)
    “Mennonite mission work in Quebec” by Janet Martin, 1993.
    Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal 1978-1993
    Sermon by Doreen Neufeld, 1993

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