Posts by Grant Crowe

Nieuwe start at the Nieuwe Erven

All Saints congregation has moved! As you know, our final service at the Heilige Geest Kerk was to be on the 15th October. That final service was a special one as we said goodbye to a building which has been a great blessing to us, a wonderful place to begin as a new Anglican congregation. Our last service included space to reflect on the thanksgivings from the past almost two years (we held our first…

All Saints has a new home!

As I had mentioned, All Saints had been told that this autumn we would have to move from Heilige Geest Kerk, which has been our home since December 2015. We have been very blessed to have had access and use of that church building for our Sunday and midweek activities. As you know we have been searching, and you have been praying. In July, we believe the Lord led us to the right home for…

Chaplain’s Letter: Antioch

This months Chaplain’s Letter is written by the Rev Grant Crowe, Amersfoort Chaplain Antioch Summer is coming to an end. We approach a new level of activity in our congregations’ lives, with home groups starting anew or once more, Harvest, All Saints, All Souls & Remembrance Services all approach fast, and quickly our planning picks up speed for our Advent season and Christmas celebrations. Summer to Christmas all in a few seconds! David last month,…

Heroes of the Faith: Henry Venn (The Younger) 1796-1873

As a supplement to our year long focus on Anglicanism: A Gift in Christ we are considering important figures in the history of Anglicanism and especially those who are inspiration to us in their lives given to mission. The Rev Grant Crowe, Chaplain in Amersfoort, has prepared these reflections on Heroes of the Faith.” Henry Venn (sometimes called ‘Henry Venn the Younger’ to distinguish from his noted grandfather Henry Venn), has been called one of…

New Wine Conference 2017

This is shortened version of a previously run article by the Rev Grant Crowe (Chaplain at All Saints) and Ronald Westerbeek, who works as a theologian for New Wine Netherlands, and who is a part of All Saints Amersfoort. Included this month as a reminder. New Wine Netherlands Summer Conference 2017 22nd -28th July held at Biddinghuizen What do you have planned for this summer? We wanted to share with you about this year’s New…

Update on Heilige Geest Church- The Home of All Saints, Amersfoort

As you know, since All Saints formally began on 20th December 2015, Heilige Geest Kerk – a Roman Catholic church building no longer used for Sunday Mass– has been our home. We have found the building a wonderful place to use with its facilities, spaces for socialising, and for children’s work. We have also shared the Sunday use of the building with a small Ethiopian Orthodox Community. The Roman Catholic authorities have agreed a sale…

Heroes of the Faith- John Venn (B. 1759 D.1813)

John Venn had come from a smaller church to a large, educated, wealthy parish. He was advised to be careful else parishioners would feel he’d come to change everything. He was also advised to be careful in case his wealthy parishioners become offended! There was also advice from another quarter – from William Wilberforce – a member of that congregation at Clapham. Wilberforce advised him to challenge his congregation right from the start!

New Wine Nederland Summer Conference 2017

 What do you have planned for this summer? We wanted to share with you about this year’s New Wine Netherlands Summer Conference. New Wine? New Wine is a church movement in which we encourage,inspire and equip each other to witness to the breaking in of God’s Kingdom, in the power of the Spirit. New Wine has its historical roots in the charismatic renewal within the Church of England and was established in 1989 by Bishop…

Heroes of the Faith: Saint Willibrord

“As a supplement to our year long focus on Anglicanism: A Gift in Christ we are consider- ing important figures in the history of Anglicanism and especially those who are inspiration to us in their lives given to mission. The Rev Grant Crowe, Chaplain in Amersfoort, has prepared these reflections on Heroes of the Faith.” ____________________________________________________ “Ardently missionary with a strong focus upon scripture and personal piety, the Celtic movement had a major impact on…