Alan Kreider

Alan Kreider, one of the founders of the Anabaptist Network, died at home on 8 May 2017 after a short illness. He and Eleanor were Mennonite mission workers in England for thirty years until 2000 and were directors of the London Mennonite Centre for much of this time. A memorial service was held on 16 May at Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart. A podcast of this service is available on the church website.

Alan was a scholar, a historian whose primary focus was the early church and what we might learn from this period for witness in contemporary culture. The fruit of his many years of research appeared just over a year ago: 'The Patient Ferment of the Early Church'. A full list of his books and articles can be found in 'Forming Christian Habits in Post-Christendom', edited by James Krabill and Stuart Murray, a tribute to Alan and Eleanor, published in 2011.

But Alan will be remembered also as a peace advocate, a man of deep spirituality, a lively preacher and teacher, a friend and mentor to many, who was committed to the church in its multiple expressions and whose passion for discipleship and example inspired thousands.

A further service of thanksgiving for Alan's life was held in London on 11 July. Details in the attached flyer. A recording of this service can be accessed at

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