De Hoeksteen, Barneveld

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De Hoeksteen, Barneveld
Kerkzaal1 ggin barneveld.jpg
Interior of The Hoeksteen
Basic information
Location Netherlands Netherlands
Geographic coordinates 52°8′0″N 5°35′0″E / 52.13333°N 5.58333°E / 52.13333; 5.58333Coordinates: 52°8′0″N 5°35′0″E / 52.13333°N 5.58333°E / 52.13333; 5.58333
Affiliation Reformed Congregations in the Netherlands
Leadership ds. J. Roos
Architectural description
Architect(s) Van Beijnum, Amerongen
Groundbreaking 2007
Completed 2008
Specifications
Capacity 2,531

De Hoeksteen (The Cornerstone) in Barneveld, the Netherlands, is the second largest church building[1] in the Netherlands. It is used by the congregation of the Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland, a highly conservative denomination.[2] The church services are conducted using exclusively the Statenvertaling (Dutch for States Translation) of the Bible.[3]

Construction of the church[edit]

Plans for building a new church were first considered in 2005.[4] The construction began in 2007 and took 1,5 year. The new 2,531 seating church is opened in 2008.[5] The church tower is 37,75 meters high.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Egdom, W.H. (18 September 2008). "Vierduizend zitplaatsen aan de Lunterseweg". Reformatorisch Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Janse, Chris (9 July 2006). "How to Cope with Modernity? Conservative Calvinists of the Netherlands’ Reformed Congregations in a Secular Society" (PDF). Fifth Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ger. Gem. in Ned. betreuren herziening Statenvertaling". Reformatorisch Dagblad (in Dutch). 20 June 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ger. gem. in Ned. bouwt kerk in Barneveld". Digibron (in Dutch). 9 March 2004. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  5. ^ van Egdom, W.H. (18 September 2008). "Vierduizend zitplaatsen aan de Lunterseweg". Digibron (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Barneveld bouwt twee megakerken naast elkaar". Kerknieuws (in Dutch). 4 March 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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