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Giekerk (Gytsjerk), a village in the Dutch province of Friesland (coordinates: 53° 14′ 27″ N, 5° 53′ 35″ E). Forty-five Mennonites living here in 1947 formed a Mennonite circle (kring), attending the church services at Veenwouden and Dantumawoude by bus. In Giekerk itself the members of this circle met regularly in the 1950s, and there was also a ladies' circle with 11 members. Giekerk kring was a part of the congregation of Veenwouden. In 1955 the membership of the circle was 33.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Giekerk (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Giekerk_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126253.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Giekerk (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Giekerk_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126253.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 516. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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