Netherlands

Partner Churches

Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PCN)

Partnership History

  • The PCN came into being in 2004, through the merger of two churches of the reformed (Calvinistic) tradition and one Lutheran church
  • In 1961, a group of 18 young theologians, all working in ministries on the frontiers of church and society, called on the synods to set out on a common journey
  • In 1986 the synods declared that they were in a 'state of union' and a new church order as adopted in 2003
  • At the national level there is total union and locally the congregations have the freedom to unite or to maintain their own specific traditions