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A Message from Cambridge

As many of you will know, I moved to Cambridge in September to take up the study of theology and formation for ministry. I feel richly blessed being able to live and study in this place. I live in a room in my seminary, Westcott House, on Jesus Lane, in the middle of the city. I am part of a lovely community of about 50 ordinands and a staff of circa 10. It is an…

Confirmation service May 19th

God willing, Bishop Robert Innes, Diocese in Europe, will be coming to lead a confirmation service in our chaplaincy on Sunday 19th of May. Any who are interested in confirmation in Amersfoort or in Utrecht should contact Grant or David, respectively. They will let you know of precise dates for confirmation preparation. Contact details can be found here. Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity for questioning and learning. No aspect of the faith is “off-limits” to…

Brexit: A European Choice

The Bishop in Europe: The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes In the 1960s, it was said UK entry to the “Common Market” would mark the end of a thousand years of British history. Fast-forwarding to 2019, the clock is now ticking rapidly towards the end of British membership of the European Union. Where are we, and where are we going on Brexit? Brexit is a UK choice  The UK has decided to leave the EU.…

Charitable Giving in February

The Kigama School breakfast club in rural Kenya provides daily porridge to school children who otherwise would go hungry. Ex-congregation member Priscila Rodriguez worked at this school for a while and help start the program.   The ecumenical Meditation Centre in Hoog Catherijne, supported by Utrecht churches, is a place of silence, reflection, inspiration and encounter amid the hustle and bustle of modern society.  

Concert “ChoRuss” February 1st

On Friday February 1st the Russian vocal ensemble “ChoRuss”will be singing at Holy Trinity Church. We are fortunate to have them back to sing a beautiful selection of Russian Orthodox music and folk songs. The concert starts at 8:00 pm, doors open at  7:30 pm. The concert lasts approximately one and a half hours, including a break. Admission free, donations are welcome.

Bishop’s Christmas message

Travelling over to London on the Eurostar in mid-November, I saw my first Christmas tree of the season. It was a giant silver variety placed prominently on the concourse of St. Pancras Station. And I was reminded that ‘the Christmas season’ starts earlier in the UK than in most of mainland Europe. And to be sure, this year, the Christmas spirit is sorely needed to boost flagging High Street revenues and give some cheer to…

Bishop’s Advent Appeal

The Bishop in Europe: The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, BISHOP’S ADVENT APPEAL 2018 This year’s Advent Appeal is to enable St. Andrew’s Moscow to equip their church with a kitchen. St. Andrew’s is committed to the work of reconciliation and the building of trust between peoples. It fulfils this key element of our diocesan strategy in a unique and powerful way. It is not putting it too strongly…

* Starts December 12th * Advent and Epiphany Study: Learning to Hear God’s Voice!

Holy Trinity is holding a number of study evenings through Advent and Epiphany  – in English – on ‘Learning to hear God’s voice’. It is a 6-part course, which will be spread across six Wednesday evenings in December, January and the start of February. Across the 6 sessions, we consider Jesus as a model for our life and our service in the church, and so we can learn from how he heard the voice of…

Christian Classics Study Group: Irenaeus: On the Apostolic Preaching

Irenaeus was born in Asia (Turkey) between 115-142 AD and he died ca. 202. While young, he had seen and heard bishop Polycarp (d. 155) at Smyrna. During persecutions under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Irenaeus was a priest (maybe already the bishop?) in Lyon (France). His bishop Photinus (already in prison?) send him to Rome in 177/178 with a letter for Pope Eleutherius regarding Montanism, an excitable charismatic movement. Upon his return to Lyon, Irenaeus succeeded…