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Doetinchem is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland, where in 1903 a Doopsgezinde Kring (group of Mennonites) was founded, in charge of S. D. A. Wartena, pastor of Zutphen. Services were regularly held and catechismal instruction was given; on 12 July 1903 a baptismal service took place here. But a few years later this group had dissolved. A new group organized on 22 October 1947, and was called Kring Doetinchem en omgeving. The group started with 29 members (34 in 1954). During the 1950s it met one evening a month for discussion, and cooperated with the Nederlandse Protestanten-Bond (association of liberal Christians) in organizing church services. Miss J. M. Eelman, the Mennonite minister of Winterswijk, was in charge of this group at that time.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1903): 187.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Doetinchem (Gelderland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Doetinchem_(Gelderland,_Netherlands)&oldid=80226.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Doetinchem (Gelderland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Doetinchem_(Gelderland,_Netherlands)&oldid=80226.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 79. All rights reserved.


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