Church of St. John and St. Philip, The Hague


Note: The Annual General Meeting of the Chaplaincy of St. John and St. Philip was held on 27 May 2023.


1. a) Official Name: Church of St. John and St. Philip, The Hague

b) Unofficial Names: The English and American Episcopal Church of Saint John & Saint Philip, The Church of England St John and St Philip The Hague, Anglicaanse Kerk St Philip and St John, Engelse en Amerikaanse Episcopale Kerk, The Anglican Church, The Hague St John & St Philip, The Church of England St John & St Philip The Hague, Church of England (Anglicaanse Kerk in Nederland, Engelse kerk Den Haag, and The English and American Church of Saint John & Saint Philip Church of St.John & St.Philip; Anglicaanse Kerk St Philip and St John; THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ST JOHN & ST PHILIP THE HAGUE

2. Constitutional position:

Church in the Archdeaconry of North West Europe/Anglicaanse Kerk in Nederland.  It is governed by the ecclesiastical law of the Church of England  and constitution and rules of the Diocese in Europe

3. RSIN: 003490622 – Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) number: 89602552

4. URL/website address:

5. telephone number/e-mail address:  +31 (0)70 355 5359 /

6. Visiting address with postal code: Ary van der Spuyweg 1, 2585 JA The Hague

7. Postal address with postal code: Ary van der Spuyweg 1, 2585 JA The Hague

8. Church officers, including council: One Chaplain, one Assistant Curate, on Deacon, two Churchwardens, one Treasurer, four Archdeaconry Representatives, and 6 further councillors.

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 ; the local policy follows here:

We are a friendly international Anglican church with members from more than 40 countries and many Christian denominations. About 1/3 of our members are Dutch although all services are conducted in English. Our worship ranges from traditional to more contemporary and informal in style.

The Chaplaincy may have paid staff and other workers, and also may compensate volunteer workers for their activities to the maximum allowable annual amount.

11. Objectives

In addition to support the policy plan, we support a number of mission projects, both in the Netherlands and overseas. We have long established links with many of these. We support the local foodbank on a regular basis.

12. Activities report

At its 2023 annual meeting, held on 27 May 2023, the annual reports were presented looking back over 2022. Many activities were reported showing the large involvement of our congregation after COVID-19 including an increased number of children in junior church. In addition to our regular appeals at Lent, Harvest and Advent, members of the congregation are regularly involved in the local Straatpastoraat, providing meals and other support to the homeless.


13. Summary of accounts

Income2023 Budget2023 Actual
Donations€ 182,000€ 211,716
Tithing (10%)€ (18,000)€ (21,172)
Other Income€ 43,000€ 44,637
TOTAL€ 207,000€ 235,181
Expenses2023 Budget2023 Actual
Personnel Cost€ 75,000€ 72,427
Cost of the Fabric€ 100,000€ 98,248
Diocese and Deanery cost€ 27,000€ 27,895
TOTAL€ 202,000€ 198.429