Welcome at the Marekerkgemeente - Leiden

As the Marekerk Translation Team, we want to welcome you and provide you with English translation and information during the Sunday morning services. We write messages for English speaking church memebers, guests and visitors, like tourists, through a WhatsApp-group called Marekerk Translation.

Join our Marekerk Translation WhatsApp-group

To start and join WhatsApp in the Marekerk Translation group-app, having read the underneath conditions and explanations, click bit.ly/mktranslation  

As the Marekerk respects the rules of GDPR/AVG, we consider the following:

  1. Your phone number will not be used for any other purpose than this WhatsApp-group, as far as users of the app consider these conditions.
  2. It’s your own responsibility to quit the group as soon as you want to.
  3. It is prohibited to use or copy any of the phone numbers shown in the WhatsApp-group.
  4. There is no WiFi in the church building (yet). So, the costs of using internet is on your personal account.
  5. By continuing with the underneath link, you accept these conditions and you will be joining the WhatsApp-group Marekerk Translation, immediately.
  6. You are responsible for exiting the app-group if you do not want to have your phone number in the group list forever.

You can easily join our WhatsApp-group Marekerk Translation by using the URL: bit.ly/mktranslation on your smartphone or tablet in your browser, or by tapping the link. WhatsApp (if installed) will automatically open this group-chat.

PLEASE turn off or MUTE the sound of your phone, for at least this WhatsApp-group, that no sounds will be heard during the service.

Please, give a thumb to show you are waiting for translation. So, we know we are not translating in vain.

Please take the following in consideration

The Marekerkgemeente is a member of the Protestantse Kerk Nederland (PKN) and part of the Protestante Gemeente Leiden (PGL). We confess Jesus Christ, the Messiah as our Lord and Savior. For more information about the PKN click here (only in Dutch).

The translation is done by volunteers, mostly by typing on their smartphone or tablet. So it takes time and effort to listen and type, and the text might contain errors. We apologize for that, and ask for your consideration.

It is our aim to inform you about what is happening during the service, and to provide at least a summary of what is said from the pulpit.
We write texts only. No pictures are sent, considering your internet costs.

Informal contact

After the service you are invited to drink a cup of tea or coffee or lemonade for free, and talk with anyone. At the entrance/exit you’ll find the Welcome Team, that might connect you with anyone you would prefer.

If you need personal prayer, then you can come to a smaller table on the left side behind the pulpit. There, some church members wearing a yellow key-cord, are willing to talk and pray with you.

Have a blessed time and encounter with God and people. We hope you feel at home at this Protestant church: The Marekerkgemeente.

The Marekerk Translation Team

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For more information about our church and community, check on this site (only in Dutch)

Now go bit.ly/mktranslation to start and join WhatsApp in the Marekerk Translation group-app, having read the above conditions.