Broek op Langendijk (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)
Broek op Langendijk, a Mennonite congregation in the Dutch province of North Holland. It formerly was called Lange- and Koedijk and belonged to the Frisian wing. Of its history little is known, but it must be very old, for as early as 1567 mention is made of Mennonites living there. In 1727 the preachers of the congregation were Willem Cornelis Keyser and Dirk de Vries; in 1751 Jan Hand; in 1783 Jan Hellingman, and in 1806 Jan Eenigenburg. Among the most important of the preachers who ministered to this congregation in the 19th century were A. W. Wybrands, the noted church historian, and F. C. Fleischer, the founder of the Green Cross, 1897-1902. After him the congregation was served by the ministers F. ten Cate 1903-1907; W. Banga, 1907-1914; A. de Jong, 1914-1938; J. Oosterbaan, 1938-1940; Miss M. C. Schepman, 1942-1950, and M. J. Nolthenius after 1951. In 1860 the membership was 36; in 1900, 90; in 1950, 120. The congregation acquired a new church in 1858 (dedicated 7 November). In the congregation in the 1950s there was an active Sunday school for children and a women's organization.
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Address: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Broek op Langedijk, Dorpsstraat 202, 1721 BV, Broek op Langedijk, Noord-Holland
Denominational Affiliation: Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit
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