The Cassel Mennonite congregation began services in 1935, and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1935, with an additional building program in 1994. Bishop Daniel Iutzi is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from East Zorra Mennonite Church because of the latter congregation's increasing numbers. Cassel was listed as part of East Zorra membership until 1964.
On 7-9 May 2010, the congregation celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Lichti, Fred. A History of the East Zorra (Amish) Mennonite Church 1837-1977. Tavistock, Ont.: East Zorra Mennonite Church, 1977, 132 pp.
Mennonite Reporter (26 December 1994): 9.
Rogalsky, Dave. "Comfortable Being Rural: Cassel Mennonite Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary." Canadian Mennonite (12 July 2010): 22.
Zehr, Vernon and Leona Bender. Cassel Mennonite Church 1935-1985. Cassel Mennonite Church, 1985, 40 pp.
Archival RecordsChurch records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: 696556 17th Line, Tavistock, Ontario
Website: Cassel Mennonite Church
Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1964-1988)
Mennonite Church (1964-1999)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)
Cassel Mennonite Ministers
|Name||Years of Service|
|Daniel S. Iutzi (Bishop)||1935-1948|
|Jacob R. Bender||1935-1947|
|Henry Yantzi (Bishop)||1948-1958|
|Mary Jane Brenneman (interim)||1984|
|Steve Gerber (interim)||1987/1988|
|Wanda Roth Amstutz (interim)||2012-Present|
Cassel Mennonite Membership
|Date Published||January 2014|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Cassel Mennonite Church (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2014. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cassel_Mennonite_Church_(Tavistock,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105484.
Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (January 2014). Cassel Mennonite Church (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cassel_Mennonite_Church_(Tavistock,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105484.
©1996-2014 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.