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Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse in 2004

Services began at the Olivet Mennonite meetinghouse near Wallenstein, Ontario in 1955, and formally organized in 1956. The first building was occupied in 1955. The congregation originated through division from the Peel and North Woolwich congregations due to increasing number of members and travel distance required.

Bishop Edward Bauman served in the 1980s as a non-salaried congregational leader. The bishop in 2002 was Ian M. Shantz. The congregation has been affiliated with the Old Order Mennonites since 1955. The language of worship is German.

The meetinghouse is located near Wallenstein, Ontarioat 7557 4th Line, 1 1/2 km (3/4 mi) east of Peel Township Road 12.


Mennonite Reporter (3 April 1989): 14.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published April 1986

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Epp, Marlene. "Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse (Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 1986. Web. 28 Mar 2015.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=115643.

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Epp, Marlene. (April 1986). Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse (Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 March 2015, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=115643.

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