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Ring Arnhem is a regional organization of Mennonite congregations, which, like Ring Akkrum,was formed for the purpose of mutual assistance in case of the illness of the minister or a vacancy. Ring Arnhem was founded 18 June 1856. Originally the Ring consisted of the congregations at Arnhem, Deventer, Nijmegen, Winterswijk and Zutfen, together with three congregations located in Germany: Emmerich, Kleve and Goch. The German congregations eventually died out, while in the Dutch district several new congregations arose to join the Ring. Consequently the total churches became so large and the district so extended that a decision was reached to divide the area into the Ring Arnhem and the Ring Utrecht-Gooi. To the former belonged the following congregations in the 1950s: Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Wageningen, Winterswijk, Zutfen and South-Limburg (Heerlen) and the Kringen (fellowships) at Doetichem, 's Hertogenbosch, and Tiel; while Ring Utrecht-Gooi consisted at that time of the congregations at Amersfoort, Baarn, Bussum, Hilversum, Utrecht, Zeist and the fellowship at Bilthoven.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 85.

Meyer, J. A. A. "Hondert jaar Doopsgezind leven in de Ring Akkrum." Stemmen 6, no. 1 (1957): 10-19.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Arnhem Ring (Arnhem, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Apr 2017.,_Netherlands)&oldid=54023.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Arnhem Ring (Arnhem, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 April 2017, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=54023.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 162. All rights reserved.

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