Church asylum Bethel
On wednesday January 30 2019, the continuous church service in Bethel ended. Through this continuous service, the Protestant Church of The Hague granted church asylum for the Armenian Tamrazyan family. The Tamrazyan family has lived in the Netherlands for nine years and risked expulsion from the country. In the days before January 30, a political agreement was reached, that ensures a future in The Netherlands for the Tamrazyan family and over 600 refugee children who have been born or who grew up in our country.
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How can you help?
The church asylum in Bethel could not have been possible without the help of thousands of people. People who visited the church service, volunteered, made donations. We are extremely grateful for all this support, from all over the world.
Do you want to help? There are expenses to be covered for the church asylum. Donations can be made to:
Bank account: NL83 INGB 0009 5168 45
Account name: Stek, stichting voor stad en kerk
Subject: "Church Asylum"
Details for international transactions:
Bank name and adress: ING Bank N.V., Foreign Operations, P.O. Box 1800, 1000BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bank phone number: +31 202288888
It is also possible to donate via PayPal, use: or click on the button below.
Poems by Hayarpi Tamrazyan
Hayarpi Tamrazyan (21) writes beautiful poems about her faith and her experiences in Bethel. Some of these she has translated into English. You can find the poems on this website. Please feel free to use these in your church or congregation.
Hayarpi, Warduhi and Seyran Tamrazyan - Photo by Peter Wassing