Langside Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Lucknow, Ontario, Canada)
The Langside Old Order Mennonite district began as the more conservative Old Order Mennonite community in the Kinloss area continued to expand. When the Martinfield meetinghouse was becoming full, the Langside meetinghouse further south was constructed in 2007.
The Kinloss settlement was rooted in disagreement within the Old Order Mennonite community in the 1980s over the introduction of tractors in the barn and phones in the home. Some families that wished to retain earlier understandings began to move to the Kinloss area in the 1990s. Some also left and joined the Orthodox Mennonite Church. Over time accommodation was found that allowed fellowship between the Kinloss community and the Old Order community in the Region of Waterloo to continue.
As of March 2016 the Langside East and Langside West districts included 35 households.
An accurate count of members is not always available because Old Order Mennonites think of themselves as members of the church at large and not just the immediate congregation. The Old Order also do not see the quantity of members as indicative of the congregation's importance. When people move from one geographical area to another, they automatically "belong to" the congregation whose meetinghouse is closest to their home. No membership transfer takes place from the former location.
Draper, Barb. "Old Order Mennonite groups in Ontario are growing." Canadian Mennonite (1 December 2015). https://canadianmennonite.org/stories/old-order-mennonite-groups-ontario-are-growing.
Weber, Urias. New beginnings: a history of the Old Order Mennonites of Ontario. Wallenstein, Ont.: Vineyard Publications, 2018: 170-172..
477 Langside Street, Lucknow, Ontario
Langside Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders
|Ministers||Years of Service||Deacons||Years of Service|
|Noah W. Martin||2007-||Henry M. Martin||2006-|
|Paul M. Martin (Bishop)||2007-|
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||October 2019|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "Langside Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Lucknow, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2019. Web. 13 Jul 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Langside_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Lucknow,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=166111.
Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2019). Langside Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Lucknow, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Langside_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Lucknow,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=166111.
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