Mountain Mennonite Church (Campden, Ontario, Canada)

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Sketch of Mountain Mennonite Church at Campden
Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario (1990-12 87)

The Mountain Mennonite congregation at Campden began services in 1840, and occupied a building the same year. The congregation originated through the outreach of Moyer Mennonite (Vineland) because of the latter church's large numbers. Mountain Mennonite was also known as Campden Mennonite.

Organizationally Mountain was part of Moyer (Vineland) Mennonite congregation as a second place of worship. For some years services alternated between the two sites. The church closed as members moved away, and the remainder attended Moyer. The building was sold in 1915.

The congregation closed in 1909. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario. Thus Mountain Mennonite was part of the Mennonite Church segment of the Mennonite "family." The language of worship was English; language transition from German occurred in the 1880s.

Pastoral leaders who served the Mountain Mennonite congregation included: Daniel Hoch (1831-1849); Jacob Gross (1833; Bishop 1834-1865); Abraham Moyer (1842-1871); Dilman Moyer (1842; Bishop, 1850-1873); Abram K. Hunsberger (1858-1889); Daniel Honsberger (1875-1914); John F. Rittenhouse (1889-1903); Samuel F. Coffman (1895; Bishop, 1903-closing).

The church was located 2 km (1 mi) east of Campden at the first intersection on the Fly Rd.


Burkholder, L. J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario. Kitchener, ON: Mennonite Conference of Ontario, 1935: 61.

Coffman, Barbara F. Samuel Fry the Weaver and Mennonites of the Twenty. Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario, 1982.

Author(s) Joseph C. Fretz
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published June 2002

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Fretz, Joseph C. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Mountain Mennonite Church (Campden, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2002. Web. 15 Aug 2022.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=172287.

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Fretz, Joseph C. and Samuel J. Steiner. (June 2002). Mountain Mennonite Church (Campden, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 August 2022, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=172287.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 762. All rights reserved.

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