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The Westbourne Orthodox Mennonite Church, located in the Rural Municipality of Westbourne near Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada, was established by 12 Old Order Mennonite families from near Walkerton in Bruce County in southern Ontario in 2006. The group settled on 1,000 hectares of farmland. They use the Dordrecht Confession of 1632 as the basis of their faith. At their time of settlement they were the only "horse and buggy" Mennonites in Manitoba, known for their plain dress, rejection of most modern technology, and use of horse and buggy for transportation.

In 2011 the church was composed of approximately 20 families.

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"Conservative Swiss Mennonites Settle in Manitoba." Preservings 27 (2007): 3.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published June 2013

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Westbourne Orthodox Mennonite Church (Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2013. Web. 22 Jun 2017.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=131856.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (June 2013). Westbourne Orthodox Mennonite Church (Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 June 2017, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=131856.

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