Posts from April 2019

Electoral Positions

Information on Elections at our upcoming Annual General Meetings At the Special Annual General Meeting of the Chaplaincy held on March 24, the congregations of Utrecht, Amersfoort, Zwolle and Groningen voted to formally split the Utrecht chaplaincy and create the new Chaplaincy of All Saints Anglican Church in Amersfoort. Now both of these new chaplaincies – Utrecht (including Utrecht, Zwolle and Groningen) and Amersfoort – plan to have Annual General Meetings to elect wardens and…

Chaplain’s Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As I write this, we are preparing ourselves for the culmination of Lent with Holy Week, the pilgrimage with Jesus to Jerusalem and to the Cross, before we can celebrate with joy on Easter Eve and Easter Day Christ’s resurrection. I have been leading a series of classes for students preparing for confirmation and we are looking through the Catechism of the Anglican Church, found on p. 289 of…

Reflections on Good Friday

It was a lovely Good Friday this year. I left the morning service feeling profoundly comforted by the idea that I need not try and bend my emotions into a state of remorse, focusing more on accepting Jesus’ gift instead, and wondering about the meaning of sacrifice. I went for a walk, enjoying the obvious beginnings of spring. For some reason, my attention had been captured by a very short sentence in the sermon: ‘when…

Learning to hear God’s voice

This article was written by Nicky de Bie for the March Newsletter As we come to the end of our New Wine course of six sessions (which began during Advent) it’s good to take a moment to contemplate and evaluate what has been a truly enlightening course lead by Danielle Los and David, our Chaplain. It has been a joy to have been part of the group of about 16 of us, with mixed ages…