Ternaard (Friesland, Netherlands)

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Former Doopsgezinde Kerk, Ternaard.
Source: Reliwiki

Ternaard, a village in the northern part of the Dutch province of Friesland, the seat of a Mennonite congregation since 1849, in which year it split off from the Holwerd-Blija congregation as an independent church. While still a part of the Holwerd congregation the Ternaard group was usually called Vischbuurt, because the meetinghouse was found in Vischbuurt outside of the village of Ternaard. After this group had become independent, a new meetinghouse was built at Ternaard at Stationsweg 18 in 1850 and the old Vischbuurt church was sold. The Ternaard church was provided with an organ in 1894.

In the mid-1950s church activities included a youth group, ages 18-25; a youth group, ages 12-18; Sunday school for children; and a ladies' circle. Outstanding families in the Ternaard congregation were Bierma and Hiddema.

The church was closed in 1999 and converted into a museum. In 2008 the church was sold and converted into housing.


Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 45-47.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1882): 127; (1895): 179; (1900): 230.

Reliwiki. "Ternaard, Stationsweg 18 - Doopsgezinde Vermaning." 10 July 2013. Web. 12 October 2014. http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Ternaard,_Stationsweg_18_-_Doopsgezinde_Vermaning.

Additional Information

Doopsgezinde Gemeente Ternaard Ministers

Minister Years
L. E. Halbertsma 1850
L. Noteboom 1852-1858
A. A. Deenik 1860-1881
Pulpit vacant 1881-1897
U. J. Reinders 1897-1899
F. W. W. Braak 1900-1906
J. G. Frerichs 1906-1914
J. H. van Riemsdijk 1914-1922
J. Kooiman 1923-1930
Jac. Hulshoff 1930-1937
K. T. Gorter 1937-1939
J. A. A. Meijer 1940-1946
Miss H. G. Zijlstra 1946-1952
F. R. van der Meulen 1953-

Doopsgezinde Gemeente Ternaard Membership

Year Members
1850 31
1901 67
1958 109

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published October 2014

Cite This Article

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. "Ternaard (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2014. Web. 24 Jun 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ternaard_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126129.

APA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. (October 2014). Ternaard (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ternaard_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126129.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 697. All rights reserved.

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