Prayer Breakfast 2018-06-16

The next Prayer Breakfast will be held Saturday June 16th 2018 from 09:00 to 10:30 in the Church Hall.

North Sea Jazz – Swing, Dine & Dance 2018

Summer Barbeque

We will have our Summer Barbeque on Sunday 8th July 2018!

Please bring your salads and drinks to share. The Social Team of the SICR will take care of the rest.

All are welcome!

Privacy Notice

The Scots International Church Rotterdam (the “Congregation”)

Purpose of this Notice

This Privacy Notice outlines the way in which the Congregation will use personal information provided to us.  Personal information includes any information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number.

The Congregation recognizes the importance of your privacy and personal information and we have therefore outlined below how we use, disclose and protect this information. The Congregation is the data controller, because we decide how your data are processed and for what purpose.  Contact details for us are provided below.

How we use information

We use the information you give to us:

  • to administer membership records, including a Membership Roll and a Roll of Adherents;
  • for pastoral care purposes;
  • in relation to participation in Congregational activities ;
  • to provide you with information about news, events, and activities within the Congregation or the wider Church of Scotland;
  • to fulfill contractual or other legal obligations;
  • to manage our employees;
  • to further our charitable aims, for example through fundraising activities;
  • to maintain our accounts and records;
  • if CCTV is in place we have this for the prevention and detection of crime.

Disclosure of information

The Congregation will only share your personal information where this is necessary for the purposes set out above. Information will not be shared with any third party out with the Church of Scotland without your consent unless we are obliged or permitted to do so by law.

Basis for processing personal information

The Congregation processes your information in the course of its legitimate activities, with appropriate safeguards in place, as a not-for-profit body with a religious aim and on the basis that our processing relates solely to members, former members or people who have regular contact with us, and that this information is not disclosed to any third party without your consent.

We also process information where this is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations; where processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests and such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms; and where you have given consent to the processing of your information for a particular purpose.

Storage and security of personal information

The Congregation will strive to ensure that personal information is accurate and held in a secure and confidential environment.  We will keep your personal information for as long as you are a member or adherent or have regular contact with us or so long as we are obliged to keep it by law or may need it in order to respond to any questions or complaints or to show that we treated you fairly.   We may also keep it for statistical purposes but if so we will only use it for that purpose.  When the information is no longer needed it will be securely destroyed or permanently rendered anonymous.

Getting a copy of your personal information

You can request details of the personal information which the Congregation holds about you by contacting us using the contact details given below.

Inaccuracies and Objections

If you believe that any information the Congregation holds about you is incorrect or incomplete or if you do not wish your personal information to be held or used by us please let us know.  Any information found to be incorrect will be corrected as quickly as possible.

You have the right to object to our use of your personal information, or to ask us to remove or stop using your personal information if there is no need for us to keep it.  There may be legal or other reasons why we need to keep or use your data, but please tell us if you think that we should not be using it.

If we are processing your data on the basis of your explicit consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Please contact us if you want to do so.

Contact us

You can contact us by getting in touch with the Consistory Clerk, Bob Hensen at the Church Office, Schiedamsesingel 6, 3012 BH Rotterdam, Tel: 010 412 4779 or by email at

Annual World Day of Prayer Service

The annual World Day of Prayer will be held in the Scots International Church Rotterdam on Friday 2nd March at 10:30 AM. Its theme is “All God’s creation is very good!” and it has been written by women in Suriname.

AGM Meeting

Our AGM – Annual General Meeting reviewing 2017 is scheduled on Sunday 4th March, almost immediately after the Service. The meeting will include consideration of the new Consitution for the congregation. All Teams, Groups and projects are requested to send a brief, half A4, report to the Consitory Clerk before 15th February.

Our new solar panels

Solar panels

Services over Christmas

As Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, our service on 24th December will mark both the 4th Sunday in Advent and Christmas Eve, and there will be no Christmas Eve evening service.
Our brothers and sisters from Hope International Baptist Church will be joining us for this service.
On Christmas Day we will gather for a Christmas family celebration at 10.30am.

International United Peace Service 2017

Annual Peace Service

International United Service for Peace 2017 on 12th November 2016.

The service starts at 19:30, entrance is free.


It is exactly 92 years ago that the Scots Church Rotterdam started this tradition. It involves ministers, priests or pastors from various international and migrant churches coming together for a service for peace. Each of the clergy will speak, pray or read from the scripture in their own language, like Russian, Finnish, French, Amharic (Ethiopia), Trigray (Eritrea), Urdu, English and more.


Address by Caecilia van Peski, Member of the Board of the Interchurch Peace Council.



What happens to our plastic waste?

On Tuesday 17th October at 19. 30 there will be a presentation and film by SUEZ in the lower church hall.


(SUEZ/SITA is the biggest recycling company in Rotterdam and surroundings; collecting, sorting and processing waste into useful products.)


If you have any questions on the subject you can ask them or even bring along any plastic refuse that you ask yourself into which container should it be deposited!

This will be a very interesting evening and many have already shown interest so, although the evening is free, tickets  (on recycled paper) will be available in advance.




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