We welcome all English speaking people in the wider Haarlem area. First of all we are easy to find from Amsterdam, Leiden, etc. Our address: Kinderhuissingel 76, 2013 AV Haarlem. See under Directions. The church covers several nationalities and denominational backgrounds. We are ecumenical and a founder member of the local Council of Churches. Additionally, a quality choir, directed by Martin van Bleek, regularly enlivens our worship. A number of social activities exist, as well as a warm family atmosphere. Feel free to join us any time. For dates and times of services and events check our calender.
The Old Catholic Churches and the Anglican Communion enjoy full communion. As a practical result the English Church in Haarlem is allowed to use the Old Catholic Cathedral in Haarlem for its services. The choir closely cooperates with the Anglican Singers. This church is part of the Deanery of the Netherlands and Archdeanery of NorthWest Europe, within the Diocese in Europe of the Church of England.
Christmas Carol Concert
This Saturday 8th December we host our annual Carol Concert. We welcome back the Anglican Singers who, under the leadership of Martin van Bleek, sing a programme of festive choral works including Archer, Carter, Todd and Chilcott. It’s a glorious way to welcome in the Christmas period. The programme is interspersed with a choice selection of organ pieces from guest organist Jas Hutchinson-Bazely. The concert starts at 8.15pm.
Advent Tea and ‘Bring and Buy’
All are welcome this Sunday 9th December for a sung Eucharist, led by Rev. Dr. Mattijs Ploeger, followed by our popular Advent Tea and ‘Bring and Buy’. The service starts at 14.30 with the tea and sale straight afterwards. Please bring something for the table and donations to help make sure we have goodies a plenty! Also cash as the Bring and Buy is great way to stock up on essential Christmas items – crackers, Christmas puddings and mince pies will be on sale. Don’t miss out!
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
This service will take place on Christmas Eve. Join us on Monday 24th December at 8pm for this beautiful English tradition of telling the story of the birth of Jesus through carols, readings and music. The church choir will be conducted by Martin van Bleek with Jas Hutchinson-Bazely as our guest organist.