Postponement of Annual General Meeting

The church council wishes to inform you that the following proposal was accepted on 22nd June 2020:
Because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Annual Chaplaincy Church Meeting is hereby postponed to a date, still to be determined, but no later than the 31st October 2020.

In addition, the publication of the financial statements for 2019 has also been postponed. The reason for this postponement lies in the fact that the restrictions arising from the situation surrounding Covid19 / Corona virus make it impossible to hold the annual meeting necessary for the adoption of the financial statements within six months after the end of the 2019 financial year.

De reden voor dit uitstel is gelegen in de omstandigheid dat de beperkingen, voortkomend uit de situatie rond covid19/coronavirus het houden van de tot vaststelling van de jaarrekening noodzakelijke jaarvergadering binnen zes maanden na het einde van het boekjaar 2019 onmogelijk maken


  1. ANBI Name(s):
    Ecclesial identity: Anglican Church of St. Anna and St. Mary, Haarlem
    KvK name: Anglican Church Haarlem
    Fiscal name: Anglicaanse Kerk St Anna and St Mary
    Informal name: The English Speaking Church (in) Haarlem
  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: 824152311
  4. URL/website address:
  5. e-mail contact:
    Secretary: Anni Kearney
  6. Visiting address
    Kinderhuissingel 74, 2013 AV Haarlem
  7. Postal address
    Pieter Kiesstraat 76, 2013 BK Haarlem
  8. Church officers, including council:
    One chair (vacant), two church wardens, one secretary, 2 further council members, one treasurer and one safeguarding officer.
  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.


  1. Policy plan
    The national policy plan is to be found at the website of the Archdeaconry The local policy is summarized here:  Main policy for 2018 is to proceed with the intensifying of the work of our Church, with the contribution of all, for creating a thriving Church community again in which more and more people feel at home and feel supported in their religious life.
    Where possible we contribute to joint activities within the Diocese of Europe of the Anglican Church.
    Our poor financial situation is getting thorough attention. Costs will be kept as low as possible. This means also that, although the Chaplaincy may have paid staff and other workers, and also may compensate volunteer workers for their activities to the maximum allowable annual amount, we do not expect any other payment of fees or the like except for visiting clergy, organist and choir master.
  2. Objectives
    The Anglican Church Haarlem creates a place and opportunity for the English-speaking community in and around the Haarlem area and visitors from home and abroad to meditate, pray and worship, privately and together. We support people in their understanding and approach to life and faith. We are called to sharing the joy of God’s unconditional love in faith and action. We commit ourselves to contributing to a world where love, reconciliation, tolerance, equality and peace can prevail. We are an open, welcoming church, which exists for the community as a whole and where everyone is valued and respected. Charitable activities also include work among asylum seekers, contributions to the local food bank, and  support to various other charitable and relief funds, mainly abroad.
    Note: These objectives are being reviewed at present by the Church Council. Any comments are welcome!
  3. Activities report
    As in other years, the focus of activities in 2018 was on our regular services, held every Sunday, and monthly Compline and Healing services. There were special services such as the Nine Lessons and Carols and combined services with the Old Catholic Church, a Lent course with discussion, other activities such as a Vision Day, social events, and concerts by our excellent choir. Apart from these activities the main and most important issue was the maintenance of church membership and momentum during the current interregnum, which will end with the appointment of a new chaplain


  1. Statement of income & expenses
    A summary of the financial report of income & expenses for the year 2016 is as follows. More detailed information is available on request.

    Income 2018 (2017) (2016) (2015)
    Collections and fund raising 32,175 35,725 50,156 42,639
    Church magazine subscriptions 373 365 431 142
    Total income 32,548 36,090 50,587 42,781
    Expenditure 2018
    Running Costs Chaplaincy 18,545 13,104 30,391 38,183
    Other Expenses (incl Diocesan and Archdeaconry Quotas and Bookkeeping & accounts) 3,312 3,203 5,561 8,124
    Total expenditure 21,857 16,307 35,952 46,307
  2. Chaplaincy costs in 2016 include the rent of an apartment and until June the stipends and other costs of an incumbent priest half time.
  3. Statement of intended disbursements in coming year
    The Church has commissioned a new website and contributed to the new chair lift. Other than that, no additional disbursements are intended except for unavoidable costs, focussing on Chaplaincy and Church services. A summary of expected expenses for 2019 is as follows. This year we shall again build reserves. If we are successful in recruiting a new Chaplain the figures will change.

    Expected expenditure 2019
    Chaplaincy costs and Church service expenses 20,000
    Other expenditure (incl Diocesan and Archdeaconry Quotas) 3,500
    Total expenditure 23,500
  4. Disbursements for 2019 are expected to be higher than those in 2018, and will again be significantly lower if the Church does not have an incumbent priest again that year.