Posts by Grant Crowe

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…

People at the Presentation of Christ: Anna

This devotional on Anna was written by the Rev Grant Crowe, Amersfoort Chaplain Painting by Ambrogio Lorenzetti – The Presentation in the Temple.Anna is the character on the far right of the painting. (c14th century) Epiphany comes to an end with the Presentation of Christ in the temple, (Febuary 2nd). The Gospel reading, for that festival, is from Luke 2:22-40, and usually we think of or focus upon the elderly Simeon holding the infant Jesus,…

Advent – A time to Praise

This month’s chaplaincy article is by the Rev Grant Crowe, Amersfoort & Zwolle chaplain Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 ‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel because he has come to his people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), 71 salvation from…