Chaplaincy News

The 2019 Utrecht Lectures: Sacramental Participation

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Utrecht is supporting the hosting of a biannual seminar bringing in lecturers from around the world to enliven and deepen our theological discussion. This September we will host the second of these seminars.  This year New Testament Scholar Dr Hans Boersma will be visiting the Netherlands in September and will offer a 2-day seminar on ‘Sacramental Participation’, Friday 20 September 10am-5:30pm and Saturday 21 September 10am-4:30pm, both at Holy Trinity…

Confirmation service at 2.15 pm this Sunday 19th May: location changed to the Singelkerk

This Sunday’s  confirmation service has been moved from Holy Trinity Church to the Singelkerk, which is a 15 minute walk from Holy Trinity Church. The service, which will be led by bishop Robert Innes, will start at 2.15 pm. Singelkerk Wittevrouwensingel 28 3581 GC UTRECHT   You can park at the Kruisstraat Parking, or at the Parking De Grifthoek (see the picture at the bottom of this page). For more detailed information, see the website…

Electoral Positions

Information on Elections at our upcoming Annual General Meetings At the Special Annual General Meeting of the Chaplaincy held on March 24, the congregations of Utrecht, Amersfoort, Zwolle and Groningen voted to formally split the Utrecht chaplaincy and create the new Chaplaincy of All Saints Anglican Church in Amersfoort. Now both of these new chaplaincies – Utrecht (including Utrecht, Zwolle and Groningen) and Amersfoort – plan to have Annual General Meetings to elect wardens and…

Confirmation Preparation begins 27 February

Our next Confirmation will happen, God willing, in Holy Trinity Chaplaincy on Sunday 19 May AD 2019 with the visit of Rt Rev Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe. Please contact the Chaplain if you or your son or daughter are interested in being prepared for Confirmation. In Confirmation Preparation we look through the Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. Preparation for 2019 will happen on the following topics on the following days…

Confirmation service May 19th

God willing, Bishop Robert Innes, Diocese in Europe, will be coming to lead a confirmation service in our chaplaincy on Sunday 19th of May. Any who are interested in confirmation in Amersfoort or in Utrecht should contact Grant or David, respectively. They will let you know of precise dates for confirmation preparation. Contact details can be found here. Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity for questioning and learning. No aspect of the faith is “off-limits” to…

Charitable Giving in February

The Kigama School breakfast club in rural Kenya provides daily porridge to school children who otherwise would go hungry. Ex-congregation member Priscila Rodriguez worked at this school for a while and help start the program.   The ecumenical Meditation Centre in Hoog Catherijne, supported by Utrecht churches, is a place of silence, reflection, inspiration and encounter amid the hustle and bustle of modern society.  

2019: The year the Electoral Roll is renewed

ELECTORAL ROLL 2019 The Chaplaincy Electoral Roll must be completely renewed for 2019, which means everyone who wants to be a voting member of Holy Trinity Chaplaincy must be recorded. This allows you to vote at the Annual Church Meeting, offer yourself for election to Council or various formal committees or as an officer, such as Churchwarden. It is also important for the Chaplaincy that we have accurate information. The number of members on the…

Chaplains’ AGM Addresses

This month, in place of the Chaplain’s Letter, we have the addresses that the chaplains gave at the AGM. This means that this page is very long. We start with the report on Groningen and then continue with Amersfoort, followed by Zwolle and ending with Utrecht. Chaplain’s Report on Groningen for Chaplaincy Annual Meeting 2018 The Reverend Sam Van Leer  ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.’ (Ecclesiastes…

Christian Classics Friday 9 February – The Heidelberg Catechism

The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) is a well-known Protestant confession of faith.  It is one of the many catechisms in the form of questions and answers that were written in the 16th century and without doubt the most famous one in the Dutch Reformed Context.  Despite the caricatures that have been made of it, it is still an astonishing rich theological document.  Given its strong association with the Reformed tradition, it may be a surprise that it…

The 2017 Utrecht Lectures: Why did God become man?

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Utrecht is hosting a self-supporting annual seminar bringing in lecturers from around the world to enliven and deepen our theological discussion. This year New Testament Scholar Dr Crispin Fletcher-Louis will be visiting the Netherlands in September and will offer a 2-day seminar on ‘Why did God become man?’, Friday 22 September 10-5pm and Saturday 23 September 10-5pm, both at Holy Trinity Utrecht.  Click for more information.