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Kerkennacht – Churches Night – June 19-20

Kerkennacht (“Churches Night”) is a biannual ecumenical event where dozens of churches, chapels and monasteries in the country open their doors and welcome visitors. In Utrecht, at 19.00 on June 19 Dries van Agt, former prime minister and cycling fanatic, will open the event in the Domkerk and present the theme Tour of the Soul.  A creative and personal ‘layman sermon’ is given by former soap star Funda Müjde.  Also the new event Utrecht Church Dictation…

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,…

Utrecht seeks a Chaplain for Amerfoort!

We are hoping to expand our ministry!  The following advertisement has been placed on Friday April 24 in the Church Times.  If you are a priest and are intrigued about this possibility, please contact Hanna Cremer Eindhoven for more information.  If you know a priest who might be interested in such a position, please forward this link.  And join us in praying that God may send the right person. Holy Trinity Church Utrecht, The Netherlands The Chaplain wishes to…

Student Alpha 2015

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is hosting a Student Alpha Course on Thursday nights from February-April 2015.  The course consists of seven consecutive Thursday evenings and a weekend.  We have supper together beginning at 6:30pm, then listen to a 30 minute talk about some core aspect of the Christian faith and we follow that with an open discussion where all questions and thoughts are welcome.  The expectation is to wrap up each night around 9pm, after which you are…

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2015

Our Diocesan Bishop Robert Innes has written the following appeal which we will plan to support through the blue bag offerings at Sunday services during Lent. Earlier this month I travelled to Athens. During my stay I had the opportunity to visit two detention centres on the outskirts of the city where irregular migrants are held. One of the centres is a dedicated facility for unaccompanied minors. The other is an adult prison, with a…

New Cooking Group!

At the Away Day last year council members discussed all kinds of topics. One of which was fellowship and outreach. For some reason the discussion in one of the small groups was quickly triggered by the words food, cooking, and dinner.  It wasn’t a giant leap to propose starting a cooking group.  So here we are: We hereby present to you the possibility of JOINING THE COOKING GROUP! No you don’t have to cook! You can also help…

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…