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Who we are

The Anglican Church in the Netherlands is part of the Church of England, in the Diocese in Europe. The Deanery of the Netherlands is one of two deaneries in the Archdeaconry of North-West Europe. There are congregations in most of the major cities in the Netherlands. Click here to find a church near you >

 

Churchwardens, Treasurers and Secretaries, Renewal and Resource Day, the Hague.

Churchwardens, Treasurers and Secretaries at the Renewal and Resource Day, the Hague.

Members of the clergy at the Rijksmuseum.

Members of the clergy at the Rijksmuseum.

The history of the Anglican Church in the Netherlands dates back to 1585 when a chaplain served in the Hague. Mission churches were established in the 17th century in Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Amsterdam and Haarlem. More recently new churches were established in Voorschoten, Heiloo, Maastricht and Amsterdam South and Zuidoost. The newest church plants are growing in Amersfoort and Groningen. Each Anglican church is different, and our congregations have people from many different countries. We are part of God’s one holy catholic and apostolic church, and our unity is demonstrated by our Bishop, and our synodical structures which involve laity and clergy together in our mission.