Ilp (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)

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Ilp (Den Ilp) is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland, north of Amsterdam, where there have been Anabaptists from the earliest times. Van Braght names Seli and Jacob of neighboring Landsmeer as martyrs. In 1673 there was a Waterlander congregation at Landsmeer, to which the Mennonites of Den Ilp belonged. At that time there was also a Frisian congregation at Landsmeer. The congregation contributed liberally to the relief of the Mennonites of Lithuania, Poland, and Prussia in 1727, 1733, and 1736.

During the night of 4 February 1863, both the church and the parsonage were burned down by lightning. With liberal support from other congregations, as far away as Friedrichstadt, Germany, they were able to build a new church and parsonage, which was dedicated on 7 May 1865; an organ was installed in 1901. In 1847 the congregation of Den Ilp and Landsmeer had 116 members; by 1931 the membership had risen to 130. In 1956 the baptized membership numbered 80. After the death of J. L. de Wagenmaker, who served here as pastor in 1915-1951, the pulpit was vacant until 1955, when the pastor of Amsterdam-North assumed charge.


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Additional Information

Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Den Ilp-Landsmeer

Address: Den Ilp 3, 1127 PA, Den Ilp-Landsmeer, Netherlands

Church website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Den Ilp-Landsmeer

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 12; vol. 4, p. 1145. All rights reserved.

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