Our History

Crossways in Common


Hope Mennonite Church

Hope Mennonite Church came into being in 1988 by the Creative efforts of a "group of seven" persons linked to Winnipeg's Bethel Mennonite Church.

It was characterized by roots in Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, diffuse leadership and consensus decision-making, vibrant small groups, and a concern for social justice. The congregation met in rented spaces until 1992 when it became a founding partner in Crossways in Common, an inner-city facility shared with a United church, eleven apartments for people living with AIDS, and numerous community service agencies.

In 2012, after seven years of discernment, Hope Mennonite publicly welcomed the LGBTQ2S+ community and affirmed their full inclusion and participation in the life of the congregation. The years following saw significant numerical growth, including many children. In response, Hope Mennonite added pastoral and administrative staff and sought a change in worship space. Today, Hope Mennonite's office remains at Crossways but in-person worship services take place just across Broadway in the chapel of Thomson Funeral Home. Due to the pandemic we are not meeting at Thomson, we are currently meeting live through video conferencing. 

Learn more about the history of Hope Mennonite: An Insider's History of Hope Mennonite Church

Thomson Funeral Home- Where we worship together