In the seventies of the past century, the Krijtberg parish was discontinued and absorbed by the Inner City Parish (then City church, now H.Nicolaas). The church building was transferred to private ownership, the Management Foundation the Krijtberg. The capital collected for maintenance of the monument was placed in the Foundation of Conservation of the Krijtberg.
Both these foundations are according to Dutch law, which means that they do not have formal ties to the Roman Catholic church. To continue service in the Krijtberg , now in the form of a rectory (church), an organisation was needed, organised according to ecclesiastical law. For this purpose the RC Foundation The Krijtberg was established. Its statutes have been approved by the diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam. The bishop also appoints the rector on the recommendation of the provincial superior of the Society of Jesus, because the pastoral service is consigned to the Jesuits in the Netherlands.
At that time, it was also agreed upon with the diocese that the community of faith and its organization could operate as an independent community, within the walls of the Krijtberg, within the rules of the Catholic church. This means among other things that there are individual registers of baptism, books of confirmation, registers of marriage and registers of funerals. In case one steps outside, one finds themselves formally within the Nicholaasparochie. The priests of all the Inner City churches cooperate very closely in the available liturgical ceremonies and deliberate often for this purpose.
As a rectory church, the Krijtberg is not permitted to use the campaign Kerkbalans. That right is reserved for parishes. The income of “the Church company”, namely the RC Foundation De Krijtberg, originates completely from offertory and donations.
The board of the RC Foundation The Krijtberg has the final responsibility for the course of business. The rector is the chair.
Get in contact with the board by mailing or calling Rector Ben Frie SJ
020-623 19 23