Posts by Simon Urquhart

Let all the world, in every corner sing!

These contributions are from Norman Ashfield, Director of Music, Temple Balsall and from Simon Urquhart about the visit of Holy Trinity Choir this past summer to Solihull England. It was a joy to welcome Henk and the choir to the West Midlands of England on 21st July. Some of the choir members came by ferry and car, and others flew in to Birmingham airport. The outline planning of this event began when several members of…

A Year Offering Service and Praise! Holy Trinity Choir

Our church relies on so many people who give freely of their time to bring the core message of Christian faith to as many as possible. We forget sometimes that there are actually only three who are paid to do this, so the added value of all who contribute so willingly is immeasurable. However, it is unusual for an unsolicited mail to arrive about our Choir at Holy Trinity, still less with such kindness and…

Holy Trinity Council News

The new Church Council for 2015-2016 met for their first meeting last week (May 27), setting out some of the programme for the forthcoming year and electing the officers. The Council is made up of 16 clergy and lay members, some of whom we elected at the Annual Church Meeting in April, and some who have places “ex-officio” because of other roles they take in our Church. Clergy:        The Rev David Phillips,…

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

It has been a wonderful year for the Choir at Holy Trinity, particularly at the times just past of Advent and Christmas and we hope that you, the congregation and visitors to Holy Trinity, have enjoyed the singing as much as we have.  It is not a self-serving occupation for choir members, but there to enhance for all of us our worship of God, following a tradition that goes back centuries in the Anglican Church. The wonder of…

If This War Will Ever End

IF THIS WAR WILL EVER END ALS DEZE OORLOG OOIT NOG EINDIGT Simon Urquhart Leading up to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II the NS Orchestra and Toonkunstkoor Utrecht will perform a unique concert around Memorial Day 2015 on 1,2+3 May, at the Railway Museum, giving reflection on this time in our history.  You may also have seen the article on the “Joods Monument” that is to be unveiled at the…