Mennonites in Ontario

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First Mennonites to Enter Canada

1786

Mennonite Church in Canada

1801 - 1988

First congregation organized in 1801; Conference organized in 1810. Also known as Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec. Merged into Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada in 1988

Ontario Amish Mennonites

1822 - 1988

First arrivals in 1822; first church organized in 1824. Formally organized as a conference in 1923, changed name to Western Ontario Mennonite Conference in 1963. Became part of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in 1988

Reformed Mennonite Church

1835 - 2015

Started in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1812

New Mennonite Church of Canada West

1849 - 1875

Merged with the Reforming Mennonites to form the United Mennonite of Canada, Indiana and Michigan

Reforming Mennonite Society

1874 - 1875

Merged with the New Mennonites to form the United Mennonites of Canada, Indiana and Michigan

United Mennonites of Canada, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio

1875 - 1879

Merged with the Evangelical Mennonites (Pennsylvania) to form the Evangelical United Mennonites

Evangelical United Mennonites

1879 - 1883

Merged with the Swankite Brethren in Christ (Ohio) to form the Mennonite Brethren in Christ

Mennonite Brethren in Christ

1883 - 1947

Changed name in 1947 to United Missionary Church (later known as Missionary Church, and still later as Evangelical Missionary Church)

Old Order Amish

1886 - 2015

Also initially called "House Amish"

Old Order Mennonites (OOM)

1889 - 2015

Beachy Amish

1903 - 2015

Started as two divisions from the Old Order Amish--the Nafziger church (1903) and the Lichti church (1911). Later these churches identified with the U.S. based Beachy Amish who formed in the 1920s.

Ontario Mennonite Brethren (MB)

1924 - 2015

Immigrated in 1924; organized a conference in 1932.

Ontario United Mennonites (UM)

1924 - 1988

Formally organized in 1944; became part of Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada in 1988

Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada (MCEC)

1988 - 2015

Also known as Mennonite Church Eastern Canada