Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, Ontario, Canada)

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The Glen Allan Mennonite Church was located on Main Street in Glen Allan. Interim pastor Winston Martin served in 1999 as a congregational leader. The congregation had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1963-1988), the Mennonite Church (1963-1999), the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada (1988-1999) and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1995-1999).  

The congregation began services in 1944, and formally organized in 1949. The first building was occupied in 1944, with a subsequent building program in 1953. Amos Brubacher is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Waterloo County.

The congregation held its last service in August 1999. The building was sold to the New Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, an independent Mennonite congregation. A closing celebration service was held 12 September 1999. Funds garnered from the sale were used to support missionaries who had been sponsored by the congregation.


Gospel Herald (February 14, 1950), 162.

Brubacher, Tobias. "Diary of Glen Allan," 27 pp. MAO

Schott, Carla. 50 years at Glen Allan Mennonite Church, 1944-1994. Glen Allan : The Church, 1994.

Brubacher, Dianne. "Glen Allan hands Torch to New Congregation." Canadian Mennonite 3 (October 11, 1999): 26.

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

Mennonites in Canada collection, "1830-Moorefield," Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Table 1: Glen Allan Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders

Amos Brubacher 1944-1956
Amsey Martin 1956-1966
Nelson Martin 1966-1975
Menno Zehr (Interim) 1975/76
Henry Yantzi 1976-1979
Richard Brenneman 1979-1982
Jacob Roes 1982-1990
Willard Metzger (Interim) 1990/91
Mark Hallman 1991-1996
Winston Martin (Interim) 1997-1998

Table 2: Glen Allan Mennonite Church Membership

1950 9
1965 60
1975 64
1985 56
1995 69

Author(s) Joseph C. Fretz
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published August 2003

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Fretz, Joseph C. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2003. Web. 18 Aug 2022.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=170135.

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Fretz, Joseph C. and Samuel J. Steiner. (August 2003). Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 August 2022, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=170135.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 525. All rights reserved.

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