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1(a). Official Name : Anglican Church Twente
1(b). Unofficial Name : St. Mary's of Weldam

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: 823908653

4. Website URL:

5. Emailaddress Secretary:

6. Visiting address:
St. Mary's Chapel,
Diepenheimseweg 102,
7475 MN Markelo

7. Postal Address:
Willem Kesstraat 11
7558 KB Hengelo

8. Church Officers: 1x Chaplain, 2x Church Warden, 1x Secretary, 1 x Treasurer, 7x Council Members

9. Salaries policy:

The Chaplaincy does have a paid Chaplain, all other workers are working entirely on a voluntary basis.

“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 councillors, 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.”

“The national policy plan is to be found at the website of the Archdeaconry

The local policy: The Anglican Church Twente, founded in 1979, provides Christian ministry to people living in an area with a radius of 50 km, centred on St Mary’s Chapel, Weldam, encompassing the towns of Almelo, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Enschede, Hengelo, Oldenzaal, Winterswijk and Zutphen.
It belongs to the Anglican Diocese in Europe, a diocese of the Church of England, and is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion of some 70 million people.
The Anglican Church Twente provides Sunday Services in the English language and the Common Worship Order one is used. The Anglican Church being in full communion with the Old Catholic Church.
“The Chaplaincy may have paid staff and other workers, and also may compensate volunteer workers for their activities to the maximum allowable annual amount.”

10. (General) Chaplaincy Policy tatement (2013)

Chaplaincies are the local pastoral units in the Archdeaconry of NW Europe, in the Diocese in Europe.

In accordance with Netherlands law, the Archdeaconry in which they are situated is registered in the Handelsregister (Company register) with the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) Midden-Nederland under the name of “Archdeaconry of NW Europe (Anglicaanse Kerk in Nederland)”.
(KvK registration nr 30273600. All ANBI matters will be overseen from within the CIO (Interkerkelijk Contact in Overheidszaken). The specific KvK number for the Anglican Church Twente is 302736000081 )

The first and supreme duty of the worldwide Christian Church is to proclaim Jesus Christ as the embodiment of God’s love. From this duty follow a number of more detailed duties. Such duties comprise at least the following

- 1. the public worship of God, proclaiming his love in Word and Sacrament;

- 2. to assist others to know and live in God’s love;

- 3. to do such things that show God’s love, following the example and teachings of Jesus, both to members of the Church and to people who could not be so described;

- 4. generally, to be an instrument of peace, reconciliation and goodwill in and for society, both locally and (inter)nationally;

- 5. all other activities complying with the above duties.

These activities require an organisation, clergy and other ministers and lay workers, both paid and unpaid, buildings and appurtenances. Moreover, they require support, including financial support, of organisations and individuals working in those fields where their are serving, wholly or in part, the above duties, and are not engaged in activities contrary to what the Church proclaims or deems acceptable.

Chaplaincy income is primarily found from interest on capital, from collections at church services, from other voluntary donations by individuals and allied organisations, and from income generated by other assets. Secondary income may come from (local) government and public or private organisations, e.g. in the form of subsidies for assets (monumental or for the public good). Donations may be received from sources within or outside the Church. Except where moneys are received from within the direct provincial or diocesan church structures, the Chaplaincy has an absolute discretion to accept or reject such donations, as also in honouring any earmarking of donations.

The Chaplaincy, committed to its principal tasks, may organise courses, festivals, meetings and other gatherings, however named, over and above the meetings of its Church Council, which it is required to hold.

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

The specific conditions of the individual Chaplaincy may follow in the local policy document.

Signed Chaplaincy policy statement

11. Objective

a. Founded in 1979, the Anglican Church Twente belongs to the Church of England's Diocese in Europe. The Church of England forms a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion of more than 80 million people

b. The Anglican Church Twente, based at St Mary's Chapel, Weldam provides a Christian ministry in the East Netherlands. Most of the congregation live in the towns and villages of the East Netherlands and across the border in Germany. Some come from further afield. Places such as Arnhem, Hilversum and Amsterdam.

c. The Anglican Church Twente holds a service every Sunday at 10:30 am in English. The church offers Holy Communion to all baptized Christians, Sunday School to nurture and educate children in the Christian faith, and a warm welcome to people of all nationalities.

d. The main aims of the Anglican Church Twente are to:

   † Offer Christian worship by the rites of the Church of England in the English language.
   † Provide pastoral care to all who are in need of such help.
   † Promote a lively fellowship among those who attend the services.
   † Support outreach in Christian ministry wherever there is a need.

12. Short Activity Report - 2018

During the year 2018, a total of 63 services were held, of which 53 were services of Holy Communion, including the midnight service on Christmas Eve. Throughout 2018 services were held on a weekly basis starting at the time of 10:30 on Sunday morning.

Throughout the year most of the services were taken by our chaplain The Revd Canon Brian Rodford. The service in January for the Institution & Licensing of Canon Brian, as Twente Chaplain, was taken by Archdeacon Paul Vrolijk. One service was taken by The Revd Canon Geoffrey Allen. Four services of Morning Prayer were taken by Reader in Training Simone Yallop. There were three services of Evensong in St. Mary’s chapel taken by Canon Brian Rodford and Simone Yallop.

Sadly in 2018 there were three funeral services when we said farewell to three well loved members in January, July and August. In 2018 there were also two services of baptism. The average attendance at services in 2018 was 49 and the average number of communicants was 42. This year a Sunday School was again held for the children.

Previous activity statements: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |

13. Finances report 2018

Not to have to pay pension premium for the chaplain, which was first budgeted for, we have a surplus result for 2018.

The free will donations and collection were lower than budget.

The Castle Fair and Christmas sales have again had better results than budgeted.

The contribution costs for the Diocese has been raised considerably.

Finances Anglican Church Twente - 2018

Income from:
· voluntary contributions, fees and interest € 50.714
· fund raising activities € 12.277

Total income € 62.991

Expenditure on:
· running costs church € 55.373
· charitable giving € 4870

Total expenditure € 60.243

Net result (surplus) € 2.748

14. Statement of intended disbursements in coming year 2019

The budget of expected income and expenses for 2018 has been presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Anglican Church Twente.

Anglican Church Twente – 2019 (estimated)

Expenditure on:
· running costs church € 55.614
· of which charitable giving € 3.285

Total expenditure € 58.899
Expected deficit € 8.787

Previous financial statements: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |