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In order to accommodate religious services of up to 150 people in homes, each church district owns a bench wagon full of backless benches, which are transported from house to house for the three-hour services.
The Milverton community also includes mailing addresses for nearby Millbank, Newton, Linwood, and Atwood.
James Hoorman writes about the current status of the Amish movement: "In America, the Amish hold major doctrines in common, but as the years went by, their practices differed.
Today, there are a number of different groups of Amish with the majority affiliated with four orders: Swartzengruber, Old Order, Andy Weaver, and New Order Amish. All the groups operate independently from each other with variations in how they practice their religion and religion dictates how they conduct their daily lives.
Ontario is the only province in Canada where Amish are found.
Amish have had a presence in Canada since the 1800s, with the Milverton settlement one of the oldest Amish communities in North America (over 180 years in existence).During the late 17th century, they separated because of what they perceived as a lack of discipline among the Mennonites.