Subsequent building programs took place in 1853, 1908, and 1980. In 1980 the church building was moved up the hill, turned 90 degrees, and attached to a schoolhouse that had been purchased years before and had served as the Wilmot Township No. 9 schoolhouse. A new entrance and fellowship room were also constructed at this time.
The congregation often struggled with dissension, particularly over leadership issues. Demographics and the congregation's location have also contributed to the congregation's struggles. However, the congregation was able to celebrate its 175th anniversary on 8-9 October 2011.
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Archival RecordsChurch records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: 1494 Bleams Road, Petersburg, ON N0B 2H0; located 1 km west of Mannheim on the north side of Bleams Rd.
Website: Mannheim Mennonite Church
Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1832-1988)
Mennonite Church (1898-1999)
Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Mannheim Mennonite Church Ministers
|Moses C. Bowman||1889-1933|
|J. Wesley Witmer||1922-1937|
|Doris Weber (interim)||1994-1996|
|Nancy Brubaker Bauman (interim)||2004-2006|
|Gordon Alton (interim)||2006-2007|
|Ruth Anne Laverty||2007-present|
Mannheim Mennonite Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||January 2012|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Mannheim Mennonite Church (Petersburg, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2012. Web. 28 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mannheim_Mennonite_Church_(Petersburg,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=92566.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (January 2012). Mannheim Mennonite Church (Petersburg, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mannheim_Mennonite_Church_(Petersburg,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=92566.
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