Calton Conservative Mennonite Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada)

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Calton Mennonite Church, Aylmer, Ontario in 1987.
Source: Mennonite Archives of Ontario photo 1990-5-5
Calton Conservative Mennonite Church, 2018. Photo by Sam Steiner

The Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario (CMCO) began to discuss outreach to Low German Mennonites in the Aylmer/Leamington area of Ontario in late 1980.

In early 1983 the Albert Reimer family moved to the Aylmer area to lead such an outreach. The former school at Calton, Ontario, Canada was purchased, and the first worship service was conducted on 11 September 1983. The congregation formally organized on 28 October 1984 with 15 members. Steven Martin was ordained minister in 1991 and Bishop in 1998.

In May 1993 some families left the Calton congregation and formed what was first called the East Elgin (now Corinth) congregation. The remaining Calton congregation itself withdrew from CMCO in late 1993. Both congregations became part of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches.

The Calton congregation has been involved in outreach, including Tamaulipas, Mexico; La Honda, Mexico, and La Estrella, Bolivia. Some outreach has also been done in the Niagara region of Ontario.

In 2018 the ministerial team included Bishop Steven Martin, Minister Johan Bergen, and Deacons John Harder and Jacob Martens.

The language of worship is English.


Directory of the Northeast Fellowship. Aylmer, Ont.: On Eagles' Wings Publishers, 2017: 25.

Additional Information

Address: 6732 Richmond Road, Aylmer, ON

Phone: 519-765-1721

Denominational Affiliation:

Nationwide Fellowship Churches

Ordained Ministers at Calton Conservative Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Albert Reimer 1983-1999
Steven Martin
Willy Peters 1995-2001
Herman Bergen 1996-2009
Jake Z. Wall 2007-2016
Bernhard Peters 2007-2013
Johan Bergen 2012-present

Calton Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1995 87
2000 115
2009 103
2014 112
2018 89

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2018

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Calton Conservative Mennonite Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2018. Web. 13 Jul 2020.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165037.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (November 2018). Calton Conservative Mennonite Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2020, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165037.

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