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What non conformist churches begin with 'M'?

Someone told me the name of their church, but I forgot all but the 1st letter. I am pretty sure that it's named after a group of people, either their benefactor or a place they lived.

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  • Depending on how you define non-conformist – maybe Mormon? – Samuel Bradshaw Dec 26 '16 at 3:40
  • Found a site with good info -- christianity-guide.com/christianity/… -- but no nice alphabetical grouping. If you remember more about your friend's church it would be good to add, even if the question must remain closed. For example, who or what did they not conform to? – disciple Dec 26 '16 at 19:45
  • The site I found in 2016 has gone missing, but is archived at web.archive.org/web/20161019222157/http://… . Lots of names, but not alphabetically organized. – disciple Aug 22 at 22:40
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I realise you've already accepted the Mennonites as an answer, but I'm wondering, given the clues you've provided, whether the Moravian Church (also known as the Moravian Brethren) might be the one this person was talking about. Moravia is a region in the modern day Czech republic (but historically part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) from which a group of dissenting Christians had to flee persecution. They found refuge at the town of Herrnhut in Saxony (in the east of Modern Germany) under the aegis of their benefactor Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. From this community was launched a global missionary movement that had a measure of impact on the first Evangelical awakening in England and America. They still have a presence in many countries today with (according to Wikipedia) approximatley 750,000 members worldwide.

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Possibly "Mennonite" - named after Menno Simmons.

I can't think of any others named after a person- but there are countless obscure denominations out there.

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