Ternaard, a village in the northern part of the Dutch province of Friesland, the seat of a Mennonite congregation since 1849, in which year it split off from the Holwerd-Blija congregation as an independent church. While still a part of the Holwerd congregation the Ternaard group was usually called Vischbuurt, because the meetinghouse was found in Vischbuurt outside of the village of Ternaard. After this group had become independent, a new meetinghouse was built at Ternaard at Stationsweg 18 in 1850 and the old Vischbuurt church was sold. The Ternaard church was provided with an organ in 1894.
In the mid-1950s church activities included a youth group, ages 18-25; a youth group, ages 12-18; Sunday school for children; and a ladies' circle. Outstanding families in the Ternaard congregation were Bierma and Hiddema.
The church was closed in 1999 and converted into a museum. In 2008 the church was sold and converted into housing.
Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 45-47.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1882): 127; (1895): 179; (1900): 230.
Reliwiki. "Ternaard, Stationsweg 18 - Doopsgezinde Vermaning." 10 July 2013. Web. 12 October 2014. http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Ternaard,_Stationsweg_18_-_Doopsgezinde_Vermaning.
 Additional Information
 Doopsgezinde Gemeente Ternaard Ministers
|L. E. Halbertsma||1850|
|A. A. Deenik||1860-1881|
|U. J. Reinders||1897-1899|
|F. W. W. Braak||1900-1906|
|J. G. Frerichs||1906-1914|
|J. H. van Riemsdijk||1914-1922|
|K. T. Gorter||1937-1939|
|J. A. A. Meijer||1940-1946|
|Miss H. G. Zijlstra||1946-1952|
|F. R. van der Meulen||1953-|
 Doopsgezinde Gemeente Ternaard Membership
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||October 2014|
 Cite This Article
Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. "Ternaard (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2014. Web. 1 Feb 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ternaard_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126129.
Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. (October 2014). Ternaard (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 February 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ternaard_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126129.
Herald Press website.
©1996-2015 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.