Drayton Old Colony Mennonite Church (Drayton, Ontario, Canada)

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Old Colony Mennonite Church, Drayton, Ontario

In 1974 a small group of Old Colony Mennonites began meeting in a building made available by the Old Order Mennonites 10 km. west of Kitchener, Ontario. In 1983 a church building was purchased in the town of Heidelberg. Soon after, Aeltester Cornelius Quiring left the Old Colony Church and founded the New Reinland Mennonite Church of Ontario, taking control of the church building. The Old Colony congregation that had been meeting in the Heidelberg church then rented a high school in Elmira for a time. In 1991 the church building formerly owned by the Berea Mennonite Church was purchased in Drayton, Wellington County, seating 350, and including a cemetery.


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Gutsche, Horst W. "Verzeichnis deutschsprachiger Gemeinden und Seelsorger in Kanada." March 2010. Web. 23 February 2012. http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/cms-filesystem-action/pdfs/german-cdn/101217-1.pdf.

Additional Information

Address: 7902 Wellington Rd 7, Alma, ON N0G 1P0

Phone: 519-638-5501

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2012

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Drayton Old Colony Mennonite Church (Drayton, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2012. Web. 6 May 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Drayton_Old_Colony_Mennonite_Church_(Drayton,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=164762.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (February 2012). Drayton Old Colony Mennonite Church (Drayton, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 May 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Drayton_Old_Colony_Mennonite_Church_(Drayton,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=164762.

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