1 mm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel.
The Saanich Community Church in Victoria, British Columbia was started in 1968 through mission work of the B.C. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and Mennonite migration into the area. John and Evelyn Baerg were sent by the Conference’s Church extension program in 1968 and were helped by George and Carol Brown in 1970.
In 1971 a charter was signed with 18 charter members officially founding the congregation. It became a member of the Mennonite Brethren family of Conferences in 1973.
For the next few years they met in homes and community centres. In 1975 they purchased a facility, and the Browns were appointed full-time pastor couple and they remained pastor couple of the church until 1979.
Membership was 30 in 1975 and 52 in 2000.
Those to have led the congregation include: John Baerg (1968–1970), George Brown (1970–1979), Paul Unger (1979–1984), Leslie Biggs (1984–1990), Doug Enns (1990–1999), David Eagle (2002– 2008), Kathleen Busch (2008- ).
Scope and content
This fonds consists of history, a bulletin, and congregational meeting minutes.
It is unclear when this material came to the archives. The microfilmed material came to the archives after a Conference wide microfilming program in ca. 1978 lead by J.B. Toews.
Textual file list
- Location: Volume 387, microfilm 69.
- Description by Shauna Hudson, June 10, 2004. Edited by Sheralyn Heinrichs, August 17, 2005 and Conrad Stoesz, January 23, 2007.
- Finding aid consists of a file list.
- No restrictions on access.
1. History. 1967–1985
2. Bulletin. 1993
Microfilm file list
Congregational Meeting Minutes. Oct 1971–Jun 1978 1333–1411