The first evangelistic meetings were held by John S. Coffman in 1891. The first Sunday school was organized in 1885.
The congregation discontinued because of declining membership and financial burdens. It merged with Biehn Mennonite Church in 1975 to become Nith Valley Mennonite. The church building was used as a retreat center by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Pastor Gordon Bauman served in 1974 as the congregational leader. In 1900 there were 56 members; in 1925, 61; in 1950, 97; in 1965, 74; in 1974, 68.
Bergey, Lorna. "125 Anniversary: Blenheim Mennonite Congregation." 1964, 5 pp.
Bergey, Lorna L. "Mennonite Change: the Life History of the Church, 1839-1974." Mennonite Life (December 1977).
Burkholder, L.J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario. Kitchener, Ont. : Mennonite Conference of Ontario,1935: 64-66.
Canadian Mennonite (15 September 1964): 1.
Cressman, Kenneth. "The Development of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario." Unpublished paper, 1976. 70 pp. MAO.
Cressman, Kenneth. "A Descriptive Analysis of the Conservative Mennonite Schisms in Ontario, 1956-1979." 1979. Unpublished paper, 92 pp. MAO.
Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Mennonite Reporter (3 February 1975)": 14; (3 March 1975): 4.
|Author(s)||Joseph C. Fretz|
|Date Published||January 1989|
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Fretz, Joseph C. and Marlene Epp. "Blenheim Mennonite Church (New Dundee, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 2 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blenheim_Mennonite_Church_(New_Dundee,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91148.
Fretz, Joseph C. and Marlene Epp. (January 1989). Blenheim Mennonite Church (New Dundee, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blenheim_Mennonite_Church_(New_Dundee,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91148.
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