Chaplaincy News (Page 2)

Holy Trinity Away Day (June 4th)

Holy Trinity has an away day! We have seen many people going with the church plant in Amersfoort. However many new people have since joined us in our weekly worship. It is time to get to know each other better and think about what we are about in Utrecht. The theme is being church together! There will be a great program, including a bible study, a lunch and a special children’s program. So please come! Who is it for: For…

Vicar of Bagdad visits Holy Trinity

Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Bagdad, was here to speak with clergy – Anglican and otherwise – to share with us something of the experience of the persecuted Iraqi Christians and his ministry to them and among them. It was a powerful witness to us. He is going around privately, to raise funds for those who have fled to the North of Iraq or to Jordan.

He does so, while struggling with MS – so his speech is a little laboured, and he has trouble with his balance – he has a personal assistant to help him in his travels. But he shared with us his joy in these labours for the flock in his care.

Update from our Man in Oxford

Dear friends, After my visit to the Netherlands in the days after Christmas, it is about time to send you an update on how things are going here in Oxford. Generally speaking: they are well, but these are also exciting times on many fronts. As you may know I’m currently in the discernment process for the priesthood. By the time you read this, I will have had a vocation day with the Diocese in Europe,…

Three evenings about Art at the Anglican Church in Zwolle!

Anglican Church Zwolle Leadership Team has been organizing with Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker some public lectures on Christian Art for this November and December. Please note these dates in your calendar and join us if you can! Dates: Thursday 5 November, Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker speaks on Looking at Art. The first evening will lead us into the world of art, a world that many find quite incomprehensible and hard to enter. Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker will give some guidelines for looking…

The Lord is a shoving Leopard!

Peter Gillies is a member of the Taskforce for an Anglican Church in Amersfoort, better known as TACA.  He will be providing updates on the progress with new church plant in Amersfoort.  This is his contribution for November. The Rev William Archibald Spooner, Warden of New College Oxford, was especially likely to make this sort of malapropism (the title above should read: “The Lord is a loving Shepherd”).  And so it is with TACA (Taskforce…

USRK Response to Refugee Crisis and Blessing

The USRK (Utrechtse Stedelijke Raad van Kerken), the largest Christian Ecumenical organization in Utrecht, has been discussing the recent Refugee crisis and blessing for Utrecht and wondering about possible responses by the churches.  The following letter has recently been issued, which summarizes ways in which we can work together for good. (This is an English translation of the Dutch original which can be found by clicking here.) REFUGEE INFORMATION LETTER TO THE CHURCHES IN THE CITY OF UTRECHT September…