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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chortitz Heritage Church (Randolph, RM of Hanover)

The site of this church near the community of Randolph in the Rural Municipality of Hanover was once in the village of Chortitz (pronounced “gor-teetz”) within the Mennonite East Reserve. Named for a site in Russia from which local Mennonites had emigrated, the only vestige of the former village is a subtle hump adjacent to the road allowance where the main street used to be. The church was constructed between 1896 and 1897 on a design by Gerhard Schroeder (1848-1910) of Eigenhof. It was used for services until 2010. The building, designated a municipal heritage site in January 2014, is now used for community events.

Chortitz Heritage Church

Chortitz Heritage Church (September 2015)
Source: Ernest Braun

Peace Valley Mennonite Church

Interior of the Chortitz Heritage Church (October 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.54622, W96.83082
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chortitza Mennonite Cemetery (Randolph, RM of Hanover)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Historical Atlas of the East Reserve Illustrated, edited by Ernest N. Braun and Glen R. Klassen, Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Ernest Braun.

Page revised: 18 October 2015

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