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Atlantic Region MB Churches

Proper Title

Atlantic Region Mennonite Brethren Churches fonds

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

2 cm of textual records

Administrative History

Mennonites started settling in the Atlantic region after WWII. The first family was one which returned from MCC service in Europe. Then MCC set up service assignments in Newfoundland and the Mennonite Brethren Conference in Nova Scotia. As a result contacts were made and some of these people decided to stay. However, there were never enough to form a congregation. Others over the years joined them in professional positions throughout the area.

In the 1980s the Mennonite Brethren decided to plant churches in the region. They sent workers specifically for this task. Congregations were formed in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In 2000 there are three congregations in New Brunswick and two in Nova Scotia.

Scope and Content

This fonds contains minutes (1992–1993), reports (1991–1992), brochures (1976, 1992), and a brief history (1976) which pertain to the development of the congregations in the Atlantic region of Canada. It documents some of the leaders and participants in these Atlantic Mennonite Brethren congregations.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis.


  • Volumes 62, 294.
  • Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list is available.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Atlantic Conference of MB Churches inventory BG-700;
  • Described by Bert Friesen 17 July 2002.
  • No restrictions on access.

Series Descriptions

I. Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Board of Christian Education materials.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of board task force minutes, congregational reports, and a brochure.
  • This series is located in Vol. 62, file 4 of the Canadian conference Board of Christian Education materials.

II. Atlantic region materials.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of a brochure and a Mennonite Life article about the history of the Mennonites in the Atlantic region.
  • This series is located in Vol. 294, file 1 of the Nova Scotia MB Churches.

File List

Volume 62

4.  Board of Education quarterly reports from the Atlantic region (1991–1992), retreat brochure (1992), Atlantic Church Planting Task Force meeting minutes and related materials (1992–1993).

Volume 294

1.  Nova Scotia Mennonite Brethren Churches congregational brochure, brief history article. – 1976.

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