Stories and silence at Eindhoven Airport

On Sunday February 13th our colleague Rev. Mirjam van Nie was installed as an airport chaplain in the Protestant congregation of the PKN in Veldhoven. Mirjam started coming to the Airport of Eindhoven (also Royal Schiphol Group) on a weekly basis as a volunteer since 2014. From the beginning, her presence as a professional is aiming at listening to people and taking care of the airport’s prayer room that opened eight years ago.Continue reading “Verhalen en stilte op Eindhoven Airport”

Christmas Eve/Day near the Meditation Centre, behind passport control

For the ones who are travelling through Schiphol airport on Christmas Eve, do not miss the opportunity to get a touch of Christmas in a short celebration in Lounge 2. This service can only be attended by passengers in transit or by passengers who are stranded in the transit area due to the international travel restrictions because of Covid-19.Continue reading “Kerstvieringen op Schiphol, achter de paspoortcontrole”

Chaplains interviewed by Nederlands Dagblad

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic more often than before travellers eventually strand at international airports. This happens due to different reasons: sometimes the travel documents are not valid or not sufficient; the world has changed so much that a thorough preparation before travelling is highly recommended. Sometimes passengers turn out to test positive during their journey and it is mandatoryContinue reading “Nederlands Dagblad interviewt pastores”

Airport chaplain interviewed in the Dutch radio program "Dit is de Zondag"

"Why would you need a pastor at an airport?", David Boogerd asked Marieke Meiring, pastor at Schiphol. She was interviewed in "Dit is de Zondag" on NPO Radio 1 on August 15, 2021. In the episode, she talks about her profession as an airport chaplain and shares stories about her work. If youContinue reading “Luchthavenpastor te gast in “Dit is de Zondag””

An article by "Woord&Weg" about pastoral care in times of corona

The Dutch magazine “Woord&Weg” published an article in September 2020 about pastoral care in times of corona. “Listening more strongly”. This is how airport chaplain Marieke Meiring describes her work during the pandemic. Her story offers an insight into the effects of the pandemic on people's lives. Click here to open the article (in Dutch).Continue reading “Woord&Weg over pastoraat in corona-tijd”

The Dutch journal "Geestelijke Verzorging" writes about the Airport Chaplaincy

In the spring of 2020, the Dutch journal "Geestelijke Verzorging" published an article about the spiritual care at Schiphol. Airport chaplain Marieke Meiring writes about people who search for peace and stability in the hectic pace of traveling. People who are confronted with the fragility of life along the way. Click here to read the article (in Dutch).Continue reading ““Geestelijke Verzorging” schrijft over het Luchthavenpastoraat”