Coaldale Mennonite 

The congregation began services in 1926, and formally organized in 1928 with 11 families. Initially services were conducted in the local United Church. A building program began in 1931 and services were held in the basement. The completed building was dedicated on 10 January 1937. In 1949 this meeting house was enlarged and in 1958 a new larger meeting house was built, with an education wing added later. P. P. Dyck is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union. The language of worship is English and German; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

Originally, the Mennonite Brethren and General Conference Mennonites in Coaldale worshiped together.

In August 2001 the congregation withdrew from the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta (and by default Mennonite Church Canada) because of disagreement with the conference's approach to calling congregations to accountability on theological and lifestyle issues.


Canadian Mennonite (30 May 1958): 1.

"Coaldale Officially Withdraws Membership." Canadian Mennonite 5 (26 February 2001): 28.

Dick, C. L. The Mennonite Conference of Alberta: A History of its Churches and Institutions. Edmonton: The Mennonite Conference of Alberta, 1981, 147 pp.

Funk-Unrau, Neil. "Coaldale Church to Leave Conference, Tofield to Withhold Funds." Canadian Mennonite 4 (3 April 2000): 13.

Jubilaeumsbuch der Mennoniten Gemeinde zu Coaldale, Alberta: Erinnerung an die Dank und Gedenkfeier des 25 jaerigen Bestehens dieser Gemeinde. ca. 1953.

Klassen, Bev. "Coaldaler Mennonitengemeinde: a Statistical Review." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1978, 27 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives. "Coaldale Mennonite Church fonds." 2004. Web. 21 September 2009.

Mennonite Reporter (7 March 1994): 13.