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The New Reinland Mennonite Church of Ontario is composed of congregations in Leamington and Aylmer and was formed from a division among Old Colony Mennonites in 1984. The elder of the new group, Cornelius Quiring, was formerly elder in the Old Colony. Total membership in 1990 was 464. This body has not affiliated with any other conference, but maintains fraternal relations with conservative groups in Manitoba (Old Colony Mennonite Church, Sommerfeld Mennonite Church and Reinländer Mennonite Church). The New Reinland group continues to use the Old Colony catechism, and follows similar practice and discipline. Exceptions include greater use of the English language in worship and limited openness to cut hair for women. There is no formal connection between this group and other conferences that use variations of the Reinland (Reinländer) name.

See also Zion Mennonite Church.


Mennonite World Handbook, ed. Diether Götz Lichdi. Carol Stream, IL: Mennonite World Conference, 1990: 405.

Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published 1990

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Steiner, Sam. "New Reinland Mennonite Church of Ontario." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Web. 28 Jun 2017.

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Steiner, Sam. (1990). New Reinland Mennonite Church of Ontario. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 June 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 625. All rights reserved.

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