The Bair Mennonite Meetinghouse (Mennonite Church) is located three miles (six km) east of Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania. On 14 May 1775 Michael Danner, Sr., of Hanover, a York County Commissioner when the county was laid out, obtained from the Penn heirs with preachers John Shenk and Jacob Keagy, deacons John Welty and James Miller, 12 acres for a meetinghouse, schoolhouse, and burying ground. Possibly the Lutherans and Reformed had an interest in the schoolhouse. The first meetinghouse was used until 1860, and the second house until 1908, when the house used in the 1950s was erected. It was a part of the Hostetter-Hanover circuit of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference of which Richard Danner was bishop in the 1950s. The circuit membership was 122.
In the fall of 1979, the Bairs-Hostetter congregation requested a transfer from the Lancaster Conference to the Mid-Atlantic Mennonite Fellowship (MAMF). This request was granted in the spring of 1980.
For the joint history of the Bair-Hostetter-Hanover fellowship see Bairs-Hostetters Mennonite Church (Littlestown, Pennsylvania, USA).
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Address: 6925 York Road, Spring Grove, Pa.
|Author(s)||Ira D Landis|
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Landis, Ira D. "Bair Mennonite Meetinghouse (Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bair_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Spring_Grove,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116774.
Landis, Ira D. (1955). Bair Mennonite Meetinghouse (Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bair_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Spring_Grove,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116774.
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