Wanner Mennonite Church

A Moment from Yesterday

October 19, 2023 | Opinion | Volume 27 Issue 21
Laureen Harder-Gissing |
(Photo: David L. Hunsberger / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

This photograph shows Wanner Mennonite Church at worship in July 1950. In the mid-20th century, it was a new pattern for many Ontario Mennonite congregations to have men and women sitting together in a worship service rather than men on one side and women on the other. What is your congregation’s “social geography?” Who sits where? Why do you think this is?

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

(Photo: David L. Hunsberger / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

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