Buitenpost (Friesland, Netherlands)

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Buitenpost, a village in the northeast of the Dutch province of Friesland (coordinates: 53° 15′ 0″ N, 6° 9′ 0″ E), where Leenaert Bouwens baptized about 14 persons 1568-1582. It is not certain that a congregation arose at that time, but soon after 1620 there was a congregation here. In 1742 a church was built here and dedicated by A. Wynada, preacher at Haarlem, in a sermon entitled David's liefde tot Gods huis, Leerrede over Ps. 26:8 (Amsterdam, 1743). In 1745 it united with the neighboring congregation at Kollum, and in 1835 it was dissolved; the remaining members (there were only six left) joined the church at Surhuisterveen. The congregation owned a church at that time, which was remodeled into a double house and rented out, as well as a capital of 2,800 guilders.

By 1953 there was a Mennonite group living in Buitenpost, consisting of about 20 members; they belonged to the Veenwouden congregation. They organized on 20 April 1957 as an independent congregation. In 1959 it had 57 baptized members; the pastor of Veenwouden was in charge. A meetinghouse, built by a group of Mennonite Voluntary Service workers, was dedicated on 1 December 1957.


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Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 147.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 291.

Additional Information

Address: Julianalaan 12a, 9285 NB, Buitenpost, Netherlands

Website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Buitenpost

Denominational Affiliation: Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit


Map:Buitenpost (Friesland, Netherlands)

Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Loosjes, Jacob and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Buitenpost (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 16 Dec 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Buitenpost_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=86338.

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Loosjes, Jacob and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1953). Buitenpost (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 December 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Buitenpost_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=86338.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 465-466; v. 4, p. 1142. All rights reserved.

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