Stadskanaal (Groningen, Holland)

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Doopsgezinde Kerk, Stadskanaal.
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Stadskanaal, a village in the Dutch province of Groningen, is the seat of a Mennonite congregation founded in 1848 with 13 members. At first it was combined with Veendam, but by 1850 it was independent. In that year a meetinghouse was built. An organ was installed in 1904. The baptized membership numbered 32 in 1852, 56 in 1861, 106 in 1900, and 82 in 1958. Its first preacher was L. F. Goteling Vinnis, serving here 1852-55; he was followed by A. S. Hoitsema 1856-98, J. Wuite 1898-1903, and J. J. Heep 1904-13. After a few years of vacancy, it was served in 1917-50 by the pastors of Assen. Since 1952 Miss H. G. Zijlstra has been the pastor of Stadskanaal. There is a Sunday school for children and a ladies' circle. Some members of the Panman family living at Stadskanaal have served the congregation well.

The meetinghouse at Hoofdstraat 27 was demolished in 1966 and replaced by a new meetinghouse.


Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 55, 60-62.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, Nos. 2248-51.

Additional Information

Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Noordoost Nederland: Stadskanaal

Address: Boerendiep 6, 9501 VH Stadskanaal, Netherlands

Church website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Noordoost Nederland: Stadskanaal

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Stadskanaal (Groningen, Holland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 7 Oct 2022.,_Holland)&oldid=125835.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Stadskanaal (Groningen, Holland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 October 2022, from,_Holland)&oldid=125835.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 608. All rights reserved.

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