Community Mennonite Fellowship (Drayton, Ontario, Canada)

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Community Mennonite Church

Community Mennonite Fellowship, first known as Moorefield Mennonite Church, began services in 1948, and formally organized in 1949. The first building, a former Anglican church, was purchased privately in 1947 by Amos Brubacher for the purpose of mission outreach. There was a subsequent building program on the Drayton site in 1996/97. 

In 1989 the congregation merged with Berea Mennonite Church (they had shared a pastor for a number of years), and met in the Moorefield church building until 1997.

In 1997 Community Mennonite became a significant host for programs directed towards Low German Mennonites arriving from Mexico and elsewhere. By 2010 the congregation provided space and planning support for several Wellington County organizations providing support for these recent immigrants.


"Community Mennonite Fellowship: Friendship is the Key." Guelph/Wellington Local Immigration Partnership. 23 August 2011 Web. 12 December 2013.

Mennonite Reporter (19 March 1990): 17; (23 December 1996): 12; (18 August 1997): 12.

Weber, Linda. "A Brief History of Bethel, Berea, Moorefield, Glen Allan, and Listowel." Research paper, Conrad Grebel College, 1971, 37 pp.

Mennonites in Canada collection. "1830-Moorefield," Laurene Albrecht, "Moorefield Mennonite Church history," 3 pp., MHSC collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Archival Records

Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 109 Wellington Street South, Drayton, Ontario

Phone: 519-638-3012

Website: Community Mennonite Fellowship 

Denominational affiliations:

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Mennonite Church Canada

Pastoral Leaders at Moorefield/Community Mennonite

Name Years
of Service
Amos Martin 1950-1961 
Elvin Burkholder 1961-1969 
Alvin Polzin 1969-1976 
Menno Zehr (Interim) 1976-1977 
Dale Bauman 1981-1990 
Willard Metzger 1991-2005 
Ron Weber 1999-2006 
Dave Tiessen 2006-2014 
Jim Whitehead (Interim Supply) 2015-2016 
Craig Frere 2016-present 

Membership at Moorefield/Community Mennonite

Year Members
1950  10 
1965  43 
1975  37 
1985  64 
1995  70 
2000  140 
2010  109 
2015  99 


Map:Community Mennonite Fellowship (Drayton, Ontario)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published January 2012

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Community Mennonite Fellowship (Drayton, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2012. Web. 26 Nov 2020.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165067.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (January 2012). Community Mennonite Fellowship (Drayton, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2020, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165067.

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