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Annual General Meetings (Local Utrecht congregation and Chaplaincy) 2018

Following on from a 2016 contribution by Adrian Los and Peter Boswijk, this article aims to clarify how the Annual General Meetings work together for good in the governance and in the building up of God’s Kingdom in this place. Where and when is it? Local Annual Meeting for the congregation of Holy Trinity Church: Sunday 22nd April from 12:30-13:30 at Holy Trinity Church, Utrecht. All decisions we take at our Local Annual Meeting will…

Charitable Givings Update

This was submitted by Sheila Kooijman I want to thank you and through you Holy Trinity Church for your unwavering and faithful support to the school feeding program. Our estimates are that it costs USD 5 to feed a child for a year, your donations last year helped to feed 220 children, who got breakfast every single day they went to school. The donations from Holy Trinity Church were a life line. Last year we…

Mothers’ Union at UNCSW62

This article was submitted by Judy Miller  The 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) takes place between March 12th and 23rd and for the second year running Mother’s Union will be sending a delegation of members and staff to attend. The theme for this year is “facing the challenge of empowering rural women and girls”. As an organisation with around 4 million members, many of whom are rural women themselves, our…

Live Lent App available

  On it’s website, the Church of England provides a number of resources for Lent. Although we are already well in to Lent, the app provided might well be of interest to those who are seeking ways to make their way through this time of penitence. It comes recommended by at least one member of our congregation! The app, for Android and IOS, can be found on the following page. Scroll down to find the…

Bishop’s Lent Appeal

The Bishop in Europe: The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes  This year, the Bishop’s Lent Appeal hopes to aid the plight of unaccompanied child migrants in the Calais area. These youngsters have been reduced to sleeping rough in the open since the closure of the refugee camps last year. They are extremely vulnerable. We hope two projects will benefit: Firstly, a safe house and outreach ministry to child migrants run by an Old Catholic monk…

Scripture and the Authority of God

This bookreview was written by Annemarie Huijink “Jesus loves me, this I know for the Bible tells me so”. We all know this song but what is exactly the authority of the Bible and how does it relate to the authority of God. These were some questions I thought about when opening the book: Scripture and the Authority of God by Tom Wright. Before I will give my opinion on the book first I will…

Sunday road closures and detours in connection with the Utrecht Science Park Marathon

Sunday March 18th, a number of roads around the Wilhelminapark will be closed from 11:00 onwards and detours will be in place. This is because the Utrecht Science Park Marathon route takes the runners from the Prins Hendrikstraat through the Wilhelminapark, and along Oudwijk and the Emmalaan. Public transport will also be affected, as line 8 and line 41 will detour from 11:00. From 11:30 on, line 2 will not run at all. See the Utrecht…

Our man in Oxford

This is an update from Thomas Fink-Jensen from Holy Trinity Utrecht, who is being supported in part by the chaplaincy with an annual grant, and primarily by the Church of England, as a postulant in training for ordained ministry. Dear Friends, I am writing you just before Hilary Term at the University of Oxford begins, and am (therefore?) still full of good cheer and happy memories of our visit to the Netherlands over Christmas. It…

Quiet day St Boniface, Saturday 17th February

A message from St Boniface Antwerp Just like previous years, St Boniface in Antwerpen has been able to organise an inspiring quiet day at the start of lent, 2018. The day, entitled “Slow Burn, Bright Flame, Evangelism the Carmelite Way, a lent journey with St Teresa of Avila” will be led by Bishop Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough and Assistant bishop of the Diocese in Europe. It’s always good to welcome as many as possible to join…

Playgroup has started again

There will be no Playgroup on Friday 23rd February and 2nd March because of the School Holidays! From February onwards, Playgroup is back. Each Friday from  10:00 am to 11:30 am during school term. It takes place in the parsonage of Holy Trinity Anglican Church Utrecht, at Van Hogendorpstraat 26. All parents or carers with children aged 0-5 are welcome for indoor and outdoor play, singing and  story telling.