Hanover Mennonite Fellowship began services in 1961 in local homes, and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1963 -- a chapel in the home of Sam Shantz. Amos Martin is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through Mennonites who settled in the area from Waterloo County and Leamington, Ontario.
In 1975 the congregation began a fellowship in Chesley, Ontario. For nineteen years the Hanover-Chesley Fellowship had two meetingplaces with one pastor and one organization. They met separately for Sunday worship and Sunday School. In 1995 the two groups agreed to proceed as separate congregations.
Canadian Mennonite (11 July 1967): 3.
Mennonite Reporter (22 December 1975): 10; (4 October 1976): 17; (29 November 1976): 4, (4 October 1982): 12; (24 November 1986): 15; (26 June 1989): 13; (17 April 1995): 4.
Ontario Mennonite Evangel (July 1967): 27-28; (June 1968): 5; (January 1971): 8-9.
 Archival Records
Congregational records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
 Additional Information
Address: 172 5th Street, Hanover, Ontario
Mennonite Conference of Ontario (1971-1988)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
 Hanover Mennonite Fellowship Membership
|Date Published||July 2000|
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Steiner, Sam. "Hanover Mennonite Fellowship (Hanover, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 22 May 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanover_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Hanover,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=131137.
Steiner, Sam. (July 2000). Hanover Mennonite Fellowship (Hanover, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanover_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Hanover,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=131137.
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