The Mennonite work in Ayr began in 1954 as an outreach by the Mannheim Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Conference of Ontario. The congregation formally organized in 1961, the same year it obtained a building. There was a subsequent building program in 1990.
The founding pastor was Osaiah Horst, who was also the pastor at the Mannheim Mennonite Church. When Horst accepted a call to Toronto, Howard Schmitt became the pastor. The congregation has served as a community church in the Ayr community. One of the congregation's unique ministry has been a "skate park" for young Ayr skateboarders.
Canadian Mennonite (12 January 1962): 1.
Mennonite Reporter (17 September 1990): 18.
Address: 173 Northumberland Street, Ayr, Ontario
|Howard Schmitt||1964-August 1969|
|Darrel Jantzi||Sept. 1969-July 1974|
|Dan Burkholder||July 1974-1977|
|Bruce Sawatsky (Interim)||1995-1996|
|Dennis Bells (Interim)||2002|
|Ardith Frey (Interim)||2006|
|Lloyd Oakey||July 2006-|
|Date Published||March 2008|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Sam. "Calvary Church (Ayr, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2008. Web. 3 May 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calvary_Church_(Ayr,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=86477.
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