Friends of the Pilgrimfathers’ Church

Friends of the Pilgrimfathers' Church

Foundation Friends of the Pilgrimfathers’ Church at Rotterdam-Delfshaven (Stichting Vrienden van de Oude of Pelgrimvaderskerk te Rotterdam-Delfshaven)

This foundation was established in 1993 in order to support the church in the broadest sense of the word. Preserving the church building as a monument and its development into the ecclesiastical and cultural centre of Delfshaven are its main aim.
Support by preserving, maintaining and modernising the interior of the church, as well as assisting in acquiring fundraising partners are emphasised.
In the 1990s the Foundation played a key role in the restoration of both the church organ and the church building by finding sponsors and by paying from funds raised by the “Friends” themselves. They also aided in enabling purchases for the church interior and helped to fund the mounting of the Pilgrim Presentation, the permanent exhibition about the Pilgrim Fathers, as well as the refurnishing of the Study Room and the renovation of the Klockhuys.
To continue our efforts we are very much indebted to our Friends for financial support. We would benefit greatly from gaining as many Friends as possible, not only because it means we can do more, but also because it enlarges, broadens and strengthens the support base for the church, so it can continue to be a hub of cultural activity in Delfshaven.
Therefore, please consider becoming a friend. In order to do so, send a message, preferably by e-mail, with your name, address and telephone number to the contact address below.
For the annual fee of € 25 (minimum) we will keep you informed of what is happening in the church and the foundation. Information about events that are being organised in the church can be found by navigating to the homepage of this website.


Contact Data

Stichting Vrienden van de Oude of Pelgrimvaderskerk (Foundation of Friends)
c/o P. O. Box 54562
3008 KB Rotterdam

ANBI-Data (Public Benefit Organisation)

Name: Stichting Vrienden Van De Oude Of Pelgrimvaderskerk
Established 23 August 1994; ANBI-Foundation since 2008
Fiscal Number: 8032.80.968


J.M. Vervat, chair
M.Y. van Schijndel, secretary
E.J.H. Bouwens, treasurer
S.W.A. Lak, member
S.B. de Vries, member


Remuneration of the Board: This is a voluntary organisation, the board is not paid in any way.

Objective: The foundation’s main objective is to support the Pilgrimfathers’ Church of Rotterdam-Delfshaven in the broadest sense of the word.