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Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, SK)


Historical sketch

Box 387, Hanley, SK, S0G 2E0. (306) 544-2722. Located nine miles west of Hanley. Margaret Ewen Peters and Gary Peters served in 2002 as congregational leaders. In 1975 there were 102 members; in 1985, 111; in 1995, 94; in 2000, 98. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Saskatchewan, Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Candaa (1925-) and General Conference Mennonite Church (1926-1999). The language of worship is English and German; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

The congregation began services in 1924, and formally organized in 1925. The first building was occupied in 1929, with a subsequent building program in 1956. Johann J. Klassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.

Hanley was formerly part of the Nordheimer church group.

"Hanley Mennonite Church (Hanley, Sask.)." Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Updated on 17 Jan 2005. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada. Retrieved 17 Mar 2005

Scope and content

The Hanley Mennonite Church fonds consists of the annual church meeting minutes, financial records, and cemetery records from the beginning of church until 2002.

Custodial history

[from box] Delivered by Henry Harder, Hanley, SK. Acc. # 377. Signed.


-Description by Alan M. Guenther, 17 March 2005.
-Title based on contents of fonds.


1. Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery listing & burial permits, 1927-1946
2. Church construction account, 1929
3. Church levies account book, 1927-1938
4. Hanley Church Charity Fund accounts, 1938-1965
5. Hanley Local Administration account book, 1939-1965
6. Church levy account book, 1939-1964
7. Ledger of church levies paid, 1939-1948
8. Ledger of church levies paid, 1949-1960
9. Ledger of church levies paid, 1961-1965
-Records of registered Canadian Charitable organizations, 1967-1981
-Church statistics, 1979-1982
["Acct books from 1958- " is listed on the inventory accompanying the donation, but no item matches that record - amg 17/03/05]
-Church receipt books (7 books), 1973-1995
-Church construction account, 1956
-Church furniture & fixtures account, 1960-1967
-Ledger of building funds & cancelled cheques, 1956-1969
-Financial statements, 1965-1983
-Sunday School collection records
-Hanley church meetings minutes, 1953-1971
-Nordheimer annual meeting minutes, 1972-1976
-English translation & condensation of all of the above - "Hanley Mennonite Church (Nordheimer) Treasury Accounts, 1925-1965.

Volume 4.1.13 - Hanley Mennonite Church
-Income & Expenses from June 1, 1965 to Dec. 31, 1973
-Income & Expenses, 1974-1976
-Income & Expenses, 1977-1984
-Income & Expenses, 1985-1992
-Church receipt books (7 books), 1967-1973
-Computer floppy disc church records (Settler Win. Gold program), 1999-2002 [in cloth bag]

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