Strasburg Mennonite Church (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Strasburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 2018.
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Strasburg Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church) of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, a member of Washington County, Maryland, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania Conference, began in the early 19th century when a log meetinghouse was built, probably in 1812. A brick building was constructed at a nearby site in 1858 and rebuilt in 1903. In 1942 the United States Government claimed this area for an Ammunition Depot which necessi­tated securing another, the present, place of wor­ship which was formerly a Brethren Church. Ministers who have served the congregation include John S. Burkholder, Henry Bricker, John Lehman, John Gsell, and Harry H. Witmer, the pastor in 1957, when there were 53 members.

In 1965 the Strasburg congregation was part of a division in the Washington County, Maryland, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania Conference led by Bishop Amos E. Martin. Strasburg became part of the Washington-Franklin (North) Conference, which itself divided in 1971. At that time Strasburg followed Amos E. Martin as he formed the Cumberland Valley Mennonite Church.

Additional Information

Address: 3365 Edenville Road, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Phone: 717-263-6851

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Cumberland Valley Mennonite Church

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Strasburg Mennonite Church


Author(s) Samuel L Bricker
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published January 2018


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Bricker, Samuel L and Samuel J. Steiner. "Strasburg Mennonite Church (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2018. Web. 4 Aug 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Strasburg_Mennonite_Church_(Chambersburg,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=165892.

APA style

Bricker, Samuel L and Samuel J. Steiner. (January 2018). Strasburg Mennonite Church (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 August 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Strasburg_Mennonite_Church_(Chambersburg,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=165892.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 644. All rights reserved.


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