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The St. Agatha Mennonite Church near St. Agatha, Ontario is part of the Amish-Mennonite segment of the Mennonite "family." The language of worship is English; the language transition from German occurred in the 1930s. The congregation began services at the St. Agatha meetinghouse in 1885, but formally organized as a separate congregation in 1957. The congregation divided from from Steinmann Mennonite Church. The two groups had shared the name Wilmot Amish Mennonite when they existed as one congregation with two places of worship. The 1885 meetinghouse was completely rebuilt in 1953 with a basement.

Pastoral leaders since 1957 have included Peter Nafziger, Gerald Schwartzentruber, Nelson Martin, Darrell Jantzi, Steve Gerber, Nelson Scheifele, Emmanuel George, Brent Kipfer, Doug Snyder and Len Rempel.

[edit] Bibliography

Bender, Kenneth. "A History of the Wilmot Congregation." Research paper, Eastern Mennonite College, 1958.

Kennel, Lillian. History of the Wilmot Amish Mennonite congregation: Steinmann and St. Agatha Mennonite Churches, 1824-1984. Baden: Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1984, 56 pp.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: Box 5149, Baden, ON N3A 3M3; located 1 km west of St. Agatha at 1967 Erb's Road.

Phone: 519-634-8212

Denominational Affiliations:

Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1957-1988)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Mennonite Church (1957-1999)

Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)

[edit] St. Agatha Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 141
1975 110
1985 113
2000 88
2015 50

Author(s) Orland Gingerich
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2000

[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Gingerich, Orland and Sam Steiner. "St. Agatha Mennonite Church (St. Agatha, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 5 Dec 2016.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=139551.

APA style

Gingerich, Orland and Sam Steiner. (July 2000). St. Agatha Mennonite Church (St. Agatha, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 December 2016, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=139551.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 400-401. All rights reserved.

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