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The Bishop’s Easter Greeting

“I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “to give you a future and a hope. You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:11).
Having read God’s promise to Jeremiah as part of the Lenten Bible Lessons, and by reflecting upon the example of Jesus’ disciples facing uncertainties before and after the Lord’s Resurrection, Bishop Robert draws courage and faith from these, especially in regard to the changing circumstances which lie before us in Europe.

Movie Review: ‘Silence’

‘Silence’: A film probing faith and doubt, mission and culture, and the speaking of God. Once in a while you see a film that offers images and intrigues your mind in a way that you cannot seem to shake off for weeks on end. ‘Silence’, recently released, is one such film. The film raises many other issues and questions that it does not directly resolve or answer, but, wholly in the style of Endo who as a Japanese Roman Catholic lived a life of inner tensions, leaves with the viewer to ponder.

Pilgrimage to the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Following two successful Deanery Pilgrimages in 2015 and 2016, Revd. Barry Birch is organising a Pilgrimage to Walsingham in August 2017. The previous pilgrims really enjoyed the time and were all uplifted by the whole experience. We hope many others would like to join us this year. The shrine and grounds are situated in a lovely English village. The grounds contain the Shrine church, gardens with the Stations of the Cross, beautiful planting, accommodation for…

Kerkennacht- Singing Psalms through the Night

“Where is God my maker, who giveth Psalms in the night?” (Job 35)  “At midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God and the prisoners heard them” (Acts 16  Kerkennacht 2017 will be held on Saturday 24th June. Many churches in Utrecht (and in a lot of other places in The Netherlands) will be open to the public that weekend. In general this means that people have access to the buildings on Saturday…

The Anglican Church in Zwolle – Its establishment and development over the years

This contribution is from John and Frances Murphy During the 1939-45 war many Dutch civilians and Servicemen crossed the North Sea to join the Allied Forces in Britain. Once there they joined the various branches of the Allied Services including The Princess Irene Brigade. Naturally many men formed relationships with British women and after the war ended these men brought their brides back with them to the Netherlands. It was obvious that many men moved back…

Confirmation: March 2017

Our next Confirmation in the Chaplaincy will happen, God willing, on Saturday 25th March AD 2017 when Bishop Robert Innes will visit us in Amersfoort and Utrecht. If you are interested in confirmation for yourself or for your son or daughter, please contact one of our chaplains, David Phillips (06 124 104 31) or Grant Crowe (06 299 723 03), who would be most pleased to speak with you. Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity…

Utrecht Chaplain – Armenia and Georgia

I write about my trip to Armenia and Georgia because it was a pilgrimage for me. Armenia and Georgia are the first two countries in the world to have become officially Christian, Armenia in 301AD and Georgia in 327AD. My hope was to learn about and be inspired by those who first brought the faith to that land and to understand the history of their Church and visit the holy sites.