The Chaplaincy of Christ Church Amsterdam
We are three English-speaking International Anglican congregations consisting of people from all over the world and where all generations feel at home. We have worshipped Jesus in Amsterdam for over 300 years and today we seek to combine the strengths of the historic Anglican Communion with the vibrancy of contemporary worship. Our vision is to make disciples of Christ from all nations in Amsterdam and North Holland. We want to help each other to grow healthy relationships with God, one another and our neighbours as we live together in greater Amsterdam and North Holland.
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1. (a) Official Name:
Stichting Ondersteuning Christ Church Amsterdam
(b) Unofficial names:
Christ Church Amsterdam, Christ Church Amsterdam City Centre, Christ Church Amsterdam South
Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Christ Church Amsterdam Zuidoost)
2. Constitutional position:
The Chaplaincy of Christ Church Amsterdam is in the Archdeaconry of North West Europe/Anglicaanse Kerk in Nederland. www.anglican.nl. It is governed by the ecclesiastical law of the Church of England www.cofe.org and constitution and rules of the Diocese in Europe www.europe.anglican.org.
3, RSIN: 805275198 KVK:41212315
4. URL/website address:
5. Contact Information:
e-mail address: email@example.com
6. Visiting address:
- Christ Church Amsterdam City Centre: Groenburgwal 42, 1011 HW
- Christ Church Amsterdam South: The Chapel at the RK Begraafplaats Upper School, Fred. Roeskestraat 103, 1076ED
- Christ Church Amsterdam Zuidoost: Luthuliplein 11, 1103TR
7. Postal address with postal code:
Christ Church Amsterdam, Groenburgwal 42, 1011 HW Amsterdam
8. Board and Church officers, including council:
The board of the Stichting consists (June 2021) of both Wardens (chair), the Treasurer, the Chief Technology officer and the stichting secretary.
The Council of Christ Church Amsterdam consisted in 2020 of one chair and one other licensed chaplain, two vice chairs, two church wardens, one Congregational church warden, one council secretary, one treasurer, three Archdeaconry Synod representatives and three further council members.
9. Salaries policy
The church shall have such stipendiary clergy and other ministers as is agreed between the Bishop and the church council. Their stipends shall be determined in accordance with or on the basis of stipulations made by, on behalf or with the concurrence of the Bishop. Neither stipendiary or salaried staff, nor volunteer officers or council members, will receive any remuneration or other financial compensation, however named, in respect of their work in governing the church; and such activities shall not be deemed to establish any claim to tax exemption or tax-exempt payments. Exceptional expenses may be compensated financially only to the maximum nominal amount.
10. Policy Plan:
The national policy plan is to be found at the website of the Archdeaconry www.anglican.nl. The local policy follows here:
The policy of the Stichting Ondersteuning Christ Church Amsterdam is to support the ministry of the Church, namely Christ Church Amsterdam and all its congregations. The Chaplaincy may have paid staff and other workers, and also may compensate volunteer workers for their activities to the maximum allowable annual amount.
The objective of the Stichting Ondersteuning Christ Church Amsterdam is to support Christ Church Amsterdam in the broadest way possible by owning and managing residential property for the housing of clergy, by raising funds and providing financial support to the church and its mission partners and by undertaking all other activities deemed necessary in support of the Christ Church Amsterdam.
The primary objectives of Christ Church Amsterdam are to proclaim the gospel, to publicly worship God and to witness His love. Our vision is to make disciples of Christ from all nations in Amsterdam and to grow healthy relationships with God, one another and our neighbors.
12, Activities report:
Work is ongoing in the areas described within our Policy and Objectives.
Statement of income and expenses
|Budget 2020||Actual 2020||Budget 2021|
|Donations, Subsidies, Grants & Third Party Contributions||€ 309900||€ 194100||€ 204800|
|Interest||€ 0||€ 0||€ 0|
|Mission Partners||€ 19000||€ 25100||€ 19500|
|Running Costs||€ 267900||€ 182700||€ 194300|
Reflection on 2020
As God said to Moses “my presence shall go with you and I will give you rest” (Exodus 33:14). The promise of our Lord “I am with you always” and “never will I leave you, never will I forsake you” can help us with such awareness of his presence, that prayer becomes an answer from an overflowing hear.
How good it is to look expectantly for God’s powerful presence at work within and without? “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13)
We are greatful for how Christ Church Amsterdam has moved through the incredible complex year 2020.
Blessings and Peace be with you all.
June 30, 2021