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Source: Mennonite Archives of Ontario photo 1990-5-5'']]
 
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The Calton Mennonite Church began about 1985. The congregation has been affiliated with the [[Nationwide Fellowship Churches|Nationwide Fellowship Churches]]. In 2014 the ministerial team included Bishop Steven Martin, Ministers Johan Bergen, Bernhard Peters, and Jake Wall, and Deacons Peter M. Bergen and Peter Miller.
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The [[Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario]] (CMCO) began to discuss outreach to Low German Mennonites in the Aylmer/Leamington area of [[Ontario (Canada)|Ontario]] in late 1980.
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In early 1983 the Albert Reimer family moved to the Aylmer area to lead such an outreach. The former school at Calton, Ontario, [[Canada]] was purchased, and the first worship service was conducted on 11 September 1983. The congregation formally organized on 28 October 1984 with 15 members. Steven Martin was ordained minister in 1991 and Bishop in 1998.
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In May 1993 some families left the Calton congregation and formed what was first called the East Elgin (now Corinth) congregation. The remaining Calton congregation itself withdrew from CMCO in late 1993. Both congregations became part of the [[Nationwide Fellowship Churches]].
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The Calton congregation has been involved in outreach, including Tamaulipas, [[Mexico]]; [[La Honda Mennonite Church (La Honda, Zacatecas, Mexico)|La Honda]], Mexico, and [[La Estrella Mennonite Church (Bolivia)|La Estrella]], [[Bolivia]]. Some outreach has also been done in the Niagara region of Ontario.
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In 2018 the ministerial team included Bishop Steven Martin, Minister Johan Bergen, and Deacons John Harder and Jacob Martens.
  
 
The language of worship is English.
 
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Revision as of 15:49, 9 November 2018

Calton Mennonite Church, Aylmer, Ontario in 1987.
Source: Mennonite Archives of Ontario photo 1990-5-5
Calton Conservative Mennonite Church, 2018. Photo by Sam Steiner

The Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario (CMCO) began to discuss outreach to Low German Mennonites in the Aylmer/Leamington area of Ontario in late 1980.

In early 1983 the Albert Reimer family moved to the Aylmer area to lead such an outreach. The former school at Calton, Ontario, Canada was purchased, and the first worship service was conducted on 11 September 1983. The congregation formally organized on 28 October 1984 with 15 members. Steven Martin was ordained minister in 1991 and Bishop in 1998.

In May 1993 some families left the Calton congregation and formed what was first called the East Elgin (now Corinth) congregation. The remaining Calton congregation itself withdrew from CMCO in late 1993. Both congregations became part of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches.

The Calton congregation has been involved in outreach, including Tamaulipas, Mexico; La Honda, Mexico, and La Estrella, Bolivia. Some outreach has also been done in the Niagara region of Ontario.

In 2018 the ministerial team included Bishop Steven Martin, Minister Johan Bergen, and Deacons John Harder and Jacob Martens.

The language of worship is English.

Additional Information

Address: 6732 Richmond Road, Aylmer, ON

Phone: 519-765-1721

Denominational Affiliation:

Nationwide Fellowship Churches

Calton Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1995 87
2000 115
2009 103
2014 112
2018 89


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published November 2018


Cite This Article

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Steiner, Sam. "Calton Conservative Mennonite Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2018. Web. 20 Nov 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calton_Conservative_Mennonite_Church_(Aylmer,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=162412.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (November 2018). Calton Conservative Mennonite Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 November 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calton_Conservative_Mennonite_Church_(Aylmer,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=162412.




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