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Wijdekerk -> WeTheChurch

Hooray, you can now also read our site in English! After a long period of preparation, the translation team and the webmaster have made most of our website accessible in English as well. Click on the arrow next to the flag in the menu and you can switch to English.


Hoera, je kunt onze site nu ook in het Engels lezen! Na een lange periode van voorbereiding hebben het vertaalteam en de webmaster het grootste deel van onze website ook in het Engels toegankelijk gemaakt. Klik op het pijltje naast de vlag in het menu en je kunt overschakelen naar Engels

Churches on the map

De Nashville statement has shifted things in The Netherlands. Churches can publish on this website what their policy is regarding LGBT+ people by filling in our questionnaire. Speak out and register your church. The questionnaire is for official representatives of a church. Are you a congregation member? In that case you can help us as well, ask a representative of your church to fill in the questionnaire.


After submission it can take a few days before we have processed it. As soon as we have put you on the map, you will receive confirmation by email.

To the questionnaire .....

Prayer letter

We would like you to join us in prayer. Would you like to receive our prayer letter by email? Or do you have any prayer input for our next letter? Please send us a message at:


wijdekerk storytelling

experiences of

LGBT+ people

in word and image

experiences in the form of poems and paintings

map of churches

insight into the policy

on LGBT+ people

Wijdekerk Foundation

Wijdekerk Foundation is an initiative of a group of Christians, themselves LGBT + people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) or closely related to LGBT + people. We believe everyone should be able to be themselves in his or her church. We have combined our experiences and strengths and share them on this site.

We want to do this from our love for Jesus Christ. Together we are Wijdekerk.

Personal stories

We want to show you on this website how LGBT+ people and those closely related experience their congregation. How does it affect them when they are treated differently for being LGBT+? We call everyone to share their personal stories. We want to create understanding and would like to start an open and respectful discussion.

Besides that Wijdekerk offers a network on Facebook, Instagram, mail, personal meetings, TableTime, we the parents, and the annual Wijdekerk day.

Churches on the map

Wijdekerk foundation invites all congregations in The Netherlands to be open and transparent regarding their LGBTs policy. We do this by giving churches the opportunity to register and submit their church on the map by filling in a questionnaire. This way LGBT+ people can find out this policy before visiting a church.

Show what lives in the church, because together we are wijdekerk!

Wijdekerk supports you.

Do you support Wijdekerk?


or transfer your donation to: 

NL14 BUNQ 2205 8874 83 Attn Stichting Wijdekerk.



at His table

events calender

activities related to

LGBT+ people and faith

we the parents

national network for parents of LGBT+ people

tell your story

questionnaire for sharing your story with us

church safety

questionnaire for

registering your church


this is how you can

help us build

wijdekerk team

meet the people

behind wijdekerk

support wijdekerk

support us with prayers

and donations


for any questions

or remarks

wijdekerk links

overview of links

in various categories

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about wijdekerk

what does wijdekerk

stand for?

Wijdekerk Foundation


CoC : 70255547

IBAN : NL14 BUNQ 2205 8874 83

RSIN : 858217946


We believe it is important that everyone can share his/her story here. These stories do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our team members. We aim not to judge, but to accept one another in love, as Jesus Christ teaches.


Authors are responsible for the content of their own stories. We, as a team, try our best to publish correct and authentic contributions on our website. If you discover any mistakes or inconsistencies, we ask you to notify us through our contact form. We will correct any mistakes as soon as we can.


Any information given to us is handled as strictly confidential. Personal information and addresses are only used for the purposes agreed to by you.