Petitcodiac Mennonite Church (Petitcodiac, NB)

Classification scheme: 

Title: Petitcodiac Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1984-
Note: Further accruals are expected.

Physical description: 15 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The congregation, located in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, began services and formally organized in 1978. It was originally known as the "Mennonite Fellowship - Sussex." The congregation originated through colonization by individuals from the Nairn Mennonite Church in Ontario. The initial settlement began in 1977. Five families are considered the founding leaders of the group. The first building was occupied in 1995.

The congregation has been affiliated with the Western Ontario Mennonite ConferenceConference of Mennonites in Canada (1986-), and the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada, 1988-

The congregation was instrumental in establishing Havelock Community Residence, a residential service for mentally handicapped adults, in 1979 under the administration of OPAL Inc.

Notes: This description was originally created in 1999 by Sam Steiner.
For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
For sound recordings related to this congregation, see Hist.Mss.9.25
Further materials related to this congregation may be found by searching the Archives.
An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO.

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Correspondence with Western Ontario Mennonite Conference Executive Committee, 1984-1985
  2. Congregational meeting minutes and materials, 1991-1992
  3. Congregational directory, 1990, 1992, 1995
  4. Congregational profile, 1985

Series 2: Informal records, books, memorabilia

  1. "A brief history of Petitcodiac Mennonite Church, 1978-1988" by Brian Elliott
  2. Mennonites as "God's gift to the Maritimes" : on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Mennonites in the Atlantic Provinces / Peter Penner, Sept 2000.
  3. Special programs
  4. Clippings

Series 3: Bulletins

  1. 1987- 1996

Series 4: Photographs

Note: Photographs are described in the Mennonite Archival Image Database.


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