Ballum (Friesland, Netherlands)

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Ballum, a village on the Dutch island of Ameland (coordinates: 53° 26′ 39″ N, 5° 41′ 20″ E). In 1883 a Mennonite congregation was organized here, which had formerly been a part of the Ameland congregation which embraced three villages, each later forming a separate congregation. Ballum was the smallest of the three; in 1914 it had a membership of 47; in 1950, 40, mostly farmers. They do not have the resources to employ a pastor of their own. The small, simple, but friendly church was dedicated on 21 October 1883 by Pastor Frerichs of Nes with a sermon on Deuteronomy 12.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1884): 151; (1889): 1-50; (1890): 1-38; (1912): 133.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 114.

Reliwiki. "Ballum, Camminghastraat 9 - Doopsgezinde Kerk." 11 January 2014. Web. 12 October 2014.,_Camminghastraat_9_-_Doopsgezinde_Kerk.

Additional Information

Congregation: Federatie Doopsgezind Gereformeerd Ameland: Ballum

Address: Camminghastraat 9, 9162 EK Ballum, Netherlands

Denominational Affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit


Map:Ballum (Friesland, Netherlands)

Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Date Published 1953

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Loosjes, Jacob. "Ballum (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 7 Dec 2023.,_Netherlands)&oldid=144772.

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Loosjes, Jacob. (1953). Ballum (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 December 2023, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=144772.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 215-216. All rights reserved.

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