After the organization of Ring Akkrum in 1837, Ring Bolsward was established in 1840, with the name, Vereeniging van eenige doopsgezinde gemeenten en leeraren ter bevordering der predikdienst in Zuidwest-Friesland. It was organized by the following six congregations: Bolsward, Hindeloopen, Warns, Witmarsum, Workum, and Woudsend. Later other congregations joined it, including Terschelling in 1896. The union, which held an annual meeting of delegates from member congregations, had the name, Doopsgezinde Vereniging tot bevordering van de predikdienst en het godsdienstonderwijs in Zuidwestelijk Friesland. But it was usually known simply as "Ring Bolsward." Its purpose was to fill vacant pulpits with preachers of other congregations in the organization.
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