Martindale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada)

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Martindale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse, 2019

The Martindale Old Order Mennonite district had its roots in the Martins Old Order meetinghouse in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. After services were discontinued there in December 1993 because of increasing highway traffic, the Martin district moved services to the Conestoga meetinghouse on Sundays the Conestoga district was not meeting. This was intended to be a temporary solution, but lasted 17 years.

Construction began at the new Martindale location in 2010; the first service was held on Ascension Day in June 2011.

As of March 2016 Martindale East and Martindale West included 53 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.


Weber, Urias. New beginnings: a history of the Old Order Mennonites of Ontario. Wallenstein, Ont.: Vineyard Publications, 2018: 91-92.

Additional Information

Address: 1301 Durst Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario

Martindale Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders

Ministers Years of Service Deacons Years of Service
Ivan K. Martin 2011- Earl Bowman 2011-
Peter B. Brubacher (Bishop) 2011- Henry S. M. Weber 2011-
Joseph M. Weber 2012-
John M. Martin 2014-

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published October 2019

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Martindale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2019. Web. 17 Aug 2022.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165168.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2019). Martindale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 August 2022, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165168.

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