Sunday, January 6, 2013

Massive Closure of Church Buildings

Of the 2,000 churches of the large Protestant church in the Netherlands (PKN), about 600-800 will disappear, or be given another function in the coming years. This was stated by Peter de Lange who is Chairman of the VKB, the organization which is in charge of managing the PKN’s churches.
The declining Protestant communities have great difficulty in paying the salaries of Pastors and the costs of the churches. For instance, in the town of Leeuwarden, the church council decided last year to close 4 of the 7 PKN churches.

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