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Nazareth Abbey Weekend

Three HTC-ers at the Nazareth Abbey weekend, August 2017  The three of us – Danielle, Madeleine and Nicky – set off on the Friday the 18th of August. Madeleine, our trusty chauffeur, drove us to the Nazareth Abbey, Brecht in Belgium, 30 km south of Breda. This Abbey is home to now only 30 nuns, mostly elderly, both Cistercian and Trappist in origin. These days the sisters are occupied mostly with the making of robes,…

Visit to Albania

From Thursday 14th to Monday 18th September, Revd Grant and Peter Gillies visited an overseas mission link which All Saints has formed. This link is with a church planting network called Illyricum Movement – www.illyricum.org – which is an Albanian established and run organisation. This organisation has planted three churches – called ‘Ekklesia, Disciple, Sun Hill’ – to date, with a fourth church plant planned for next summer. It is led by a man called…

Ella’s “Songs of Praise” Anniversary revisited

On Sunday October 15th, our long singing alto Ella was honoured for her contribution to worship at Holy Trinity church over the past 60 years. In recognition of the gift of her voice, and indeed her achievement in being ever present during those years, she was presented with  a hand-made brooch and a few well chosen words from the Choir master, Henk Korff. This on behalf of the church and congregation. We hope that Ella’s…

Conforming my soul to reality

In the last Christian Classics meeting, we discussed the book ‘The Abolition of Man’ by C.S.Lewis. There was one paragraph that struck me especially, he was writing about the dangers of modern genetics, and wrote: There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating both from the wisdom of earlier ages. For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had…

Kids Choir

We’re starting up again! The kids’ choir has been running for several months now and the children have already sung for us on a few occasions. This season we think it would be great if we could start contributing more regularly to church services, by hopefully singing every first Sunday in the month (during the all-age worship services). To reach this goal we could use some help, and that is where you come in! We…

Ecumenical Flash

This contribution was written by Xander van Asperen  Holy Trinity Church is an active member of the USRK, the Utrecht Council of Churches. In the USRK churches work together on different matters. Activities range from pastoral care in disaster situations, financing Ecumenical services in care centres for the elderly to organising the week of prayer in January and a lot more. Sharing ideas and information between churches is also important. The USRK meets four times…

Ella’s “Songs of Praise” Anniversary at Holy Trinity

Ella Schoonhoven celebrates her 60th anniversary as a chorister at Holy Trinity Church Utrecht this September. Her passion to sing in our Church started when she was just sixteen years old – 1956! – and our church remains not only her spiritual home, but also the place where she can express her faith through singing in our choir. Ella came from a strong Dutch Reformed background, with her father one of the elders of the nearby…

Sunday road closures in connection with the Maliebaanloop

Sunday October 15th, the southern part of the Maliebaan and the Maliesingel will be closed for the whole morning and part of the afternoon. From 11:00 onwards,the northern part of the Maliebaan will also be closed, followed by the Museumlaan, Emmalaan and Wilhelminapark. That will affect acces to the church the most. Public transport will also be affected, as line 8 will detour between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. See the maliebaanloop website for an overview of possible…