Posts by Grant Crowe

Chaplain’s Letter

This month’s Chaplain’s letter is written by the Rev. Grant Crowe, Amersfoort chaplain Luke 24:1-12 Easter Day, Alleluia. Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!  Easter Sunday, All Age Homily, April 21st, 2019  He is celebrated across this world, by over 1.3 billion Christians. Publicly, and in secret, in ones and twos, in large gatherings, in all continents, across time zones, the shout Alleluia! Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed Alleluia! Why is…

Chaplain’s Letter

”On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.” (NIV, Luke 2:21). The eight day old baby is named Jesus. Jesus is the Greek translation in our Bibles, for the name he would have been called by people on that day – ‘Yeshua’. Yeshua is circumcised like thousands of Jewish boys before him. He followed an ancient tradition given…

Chaplain’s Letter: Harvest

September and October are the months when we celebrate Harvest Sunday across the chaplaincy. For example you’ll see from photos from All Saints Harvest last month. I always find it striking the range of images that are used in the hymns sung at Harvest . Sometimes the words are very close to agricultural ideas – such as ‘We plough the fields and scatter.” But other well loved hymns, merges these farming images with other biblical…

Chaplain’s Letter

This month’s Chaplain’s Letter was written by the Rev. Grant Growe, Amersfoort Chaplain   ”Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” (Luke 4:1-2a). In Church History, Lent may have followed Epiphany, just as Jesus time in the wilderness followed immediately after his baptism. But soon this period of Lent became attached to Easter.…

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…