Welcome to Elim church, a Reformed church in ’s-Gravenpolder

Elim church is a Reformed church in a small village in the southern part of the Netherlands, Zeeland, and part of the denomination of the Reformed Congregations.


What we believe

We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, given to us through the work of the Holy Spirit. We accept it as the only authoritative source for our beliefs and practices as a church. This is why the preaching has a central position in our worship services. The Bible teaches that God is the Creator of heaven and earth and has made man after His own image. Man lost the harmonious relationship with God through disobedience and became subject to death as a penalty. The good news is that the message of the Bible does not stop here. God has demonstrated His love by sending His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Saviour to this world to save sinners. He has paid the guilt of all those who believe in Him through His voluntary suffering and death on the cross in their place. Everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved. This faith is a free gift of God, which the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of the believers.

The church accepts the three confessions of the early church: the apostolic confession, and the confessions of Nicea and Athanasius, and the three reformed confessions: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt, as the summary of its faith.

Services (with English translation)

We have three services on Sunday starting at 09:30, 14:00 and 18:00. You are most welcome. The pastor of the church is Rev. S. Maljaars. The church services are conducted in Dutch, but upon request we offer simultaneous translation in English. If you want to visit us and want to make use of this translation facility, please send us an email during the week before your visit. This will allow us to make the necessary preparations. Please do not hesitate to contact us; we will be glad to meet you! And if you have any questions: its our pleasure to answer them beforehand. You can reach us by email at [email protected].

Address and parking facilities

The address of the church is: Langeweg 61, 4431 RP ’s-Gravenpolder, The Netherlands.

On Sundays we can make use of the parking facilities of the supermarket, at walking distance from the church. The picture below indicates the available parking places.