Posts by Grant Crowe

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…

Grant Crowe – Amersfoort Chaplain, Planting & Replanting Churches in the Centre of the Netherlands

The Anglican Chaplaincy in Utrecht has been doing some serious gardening this past year! We have a small church building in Utrecht and for the last few of years had the “problem” of bursting at the seams. Our church can fit 90 to 100 comfortably but we often had 130 and many more for major services, and even with adding three early morning services per month (and many chairs) we were finding ourselves overfull. A…

Amersfoort Chaplain’s Report to the AGM 2016

Looking back and Looking forward. At All Saints Anglican Church, we are thankful for where the Lord has brought us to. We have regular numbers of around 80-90 including children. Many who attend have had connections with Holy Trinity but others who attend have not. Currently we have 90% I estimate Dutch nationals attending regularly. We are thankful for the people – all ages and all sorts – who attend. We are thankful for the…

Amersfoort Chaplain’s Letter (02/16)

Candlemas On February 2nd, the Christian church celebrates the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) – as recorded in Luke 2:22-40.  It is a key festival – it completes the forty days of Christmas and Epiphany; it is a event rich in its layers of meaning; and it is a pivotal day when, having looked back one last time to Christmas (Jesus is only 40 days old), we turn towards Lent…

Letter from our New Chaplain in Amersfoort

Greetings from Callum, Thirza, Jolanda and Grant! We wanted to share some words for the December newsletter. Thank you for your warm welcome to the Netherlands and to Utrecht and Amersfoort. It probably seems a long time since the interviews happened in June – with all the sun and beautiful weather – and now we have arrived in typical Dutch autumn weather, cold windy and rainy!  We wanted to thank you for your prayers over…