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Maliebaanloop this Sunday

This Sunday sees the 35th annual Maliebaanloop take place. From 11.00 am onwards, there will be only one route in and a different route out of the neighbourhood in which our church stands. Reaching church will not be a problem. Leaving poses a slight challenge, as you will have to go around the north side of the Wilhelminapark to go towards the Berenkuil or the Stadionplein. The first map shows the routes. Click on it…

15 years of Mofish

July 2019 saw the 15th Mofish concert taking place in our Church. Mofish have had many band member face changes, with a strong core, Grant Cooney and John Lamborne at the heart and a sublime Nicolene on vocals/flute. We remember John de Wit as being instrumental (a cello player himself) in keeping the Mofish flame burning. Mofish held a concert in his memory for HART UK in 2018. Concerts focussed over the years on supporting…

Road closures this Sunday in connection with the Singelloop

Sunday October 6th, a large number of roads will be closed for the whole day. Public transport will also be affected; although it is not specifically stated on the website of the Singelloop, line 8 will not be running as it usually does. Check the U-OV website if you will be making use of public transport. The road closures most pertinent to Holy Trinity Church are listed below , for a full overview visit the Singelloop website. Experience…

Reflections on Good Friday

It was a lovely Good Friday this year. I left the morning service feeling profoundly comforted by the idea that I need not try and bend my emotions into a state of remorse, focusing more on accepting Jesus’ gift instead, and wondering about the meaning of sacrifice. I went for a walk, enjoying the obvious beginnings of spring. For some reason, my attention had been captured by a very short sentence in the sermon: ‘when…

Spirits and spells

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13 I did something very dubious for a Christian mother: I asked my youngest daughter to cross her fingers for me when I needed luck in a game. It worked. Now my…

Church of England App for Lent

There is a free app offered by the Church of England that has been recommended by on of our congregation members. She has found it to be very useful during Lent. The app can be found on this website page. Scroll down to the bottom and you will find the links for the IOS and Android versions of the app.    

A Message from Cambridge

As many of you will know, I moved to Cambridge in September to take up the study of theology and formation for ministry. I feel richly blessed being able to live and study in this place. I live in a room in my seminary, Westcott House, on Jesus Lane, in the middle of the city. I am part of a lovely community of about 50 ordinands and a staff of circa 10. It is an…

World Council of Churches celebrates 70 years

This article was written by the Right Rev Bishop Robert Innes in June. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the World Council of Churches, an important ecumenical body which the Anglican church is part of.  The organisation was founded in August 1948 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.  120 Christian leaders, lay and ordained, gathered recently in Geneva to celebrate the 70th birthday of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The…

Healing a broken heart

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) I once asked: “Can we heal the soul, if it was wounded?”. I have come to the conclusion that the answer is ‘yes, we can contribute to the health of our souls’. This is not intended as a success story: I am thoroughly aware that we live in a broken world, where many things are not cured, regardless of how…