Heerlen (Limburg, Netherlands)

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Heerlen, a town in the Dutch province of Limburg (coordinates: 50.88314, 5.98105 [50° 52′ 59″ N, 5° 58′ 51″ E]), center of the important coal-mining district, seat of the Mennonite congregation of southern Limburg. Since 1926, through the activity of A. E. Dinger and J. L. Swart-Posthumus Meijes, monthly services have been held in a hall at Treebeek near Heerlen, and a congregation was founded on 19 November 1934. In 1936 S. M. A. Daalder became the pastor of the young congregation, serving at the same time at Eindhoven. In 1939 the congregation obtained a fine meetinghouse, dedicated on 19 November 1939, adorned with a beautiful stained glass window by the artist C. Baljet.

The membership, numbering about 80 when the congregation was founded, had increased to 160 by 1954; the following pastors have served: S. M. A. Daalder 1936-42, Th. van Veen 1942-47, P. van der Meulen 1947-49, G. A. Maathuis 1949-    . Besides in Heerlen services are held at Geleen. Activities: West-Hill Sunday school for children at Heerlen, Geleen, and Treebeek; ladies' circles at Heerlen and Treebeek.


Reliwiki. "Heerlen, Laan van Hovell tot Westerflier 25 - Doopsgezinde Kerk." 3 June 2014. Web. 14 October 2014. http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Heerlen,_Laan_van_Hovell_tot_Westerflier_25_-_Doopsgezinde_Kerk.

Additional Information

Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Zuid-Limburg

Address: Laan van Hövell tot Westerflier 35, 6411 EW, Heerlen, Netherlands

Church website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Zuid-Limburg

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit


Map:Doopsgezinde Gemeente Zuid-Limburg, Heerlen, Netherlands

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Heerlen (Limburg, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 Jan 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heerlen_(Limburg,_Netherlands)&oldid=126225.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Heerlen (Limburg, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heerlen_(Limburg,_Netherlands)&oldid=126225.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 686. All rights reserved.

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