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Pilgrimage to Taizé

Last summer André, Angela, Vera, Julia, Emilie, Thomas and Arthur went to Taizé to deepen their faith. In this article Thomas, Julia and Emilie share their experiences with us. Thomas’ story  I had never been in Taizé before, nor had any idea what to expect. We found a nice spot where we set up our camp after a ten hour drive from Amersfoort. We started the program with the light service, where everyone received a…

Report on the Synod: Passion, Prayer and Fellowship

This contribution was written by Sandra Sue From the 5th October tot he 7th October seven of us from Holy Trinity Church Utrecht attended the Archdeaconry Synod for North West Europe (i.e. Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) in Belgium. They were fathers David and Grant and the archdeaconry reps Maria Koppenol, Adrian Los, Sandra Sue, Simon Urquhart and Nora Westerbeek van Eerten. (If you are wondering why I do not mention All Saints Amersfoort, it…

Safeguarding

This contribution was written by dr. Ineke Cornet, safeguarding officer  As a chaplaincy of the Church of England in Europe, we are committed to the Church’s official policies concerning safeguarding. In response to the growing awareness of abuse, many Churches have designed policies to protect children, the young, and the vulnerable.The Church of England has been considering, reviewing and improving its existing practice so our churches and activities can be safe thriving places, and has…

Chaplaincy Letter: A Privilege in Albania

This months Chaplaincy Letter is written by the Peter Gillies, member of the Leadership Team in All-Saints Amersfoort, BBQ-er, and organizer of the “Men’s Evenings”  Dr. David Livingstone was reputed to have said, “People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.” Perhaps that is a too grand beginning to a tale of much less daring-do,…

Meaningful words

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! Proverbs 15:23 Jesus is called the Word of God[1]. Surely this points to the enormous value of words. What is it with words? What do words do? There are so many types of words! From the technical explanation in a manual, to the beauty of poetry. From a heated argument to a formal speech. Last…

Nieuwe start at the Nieuwe Erven

All Saints congregation has moved! As you know, our final service at the Heilige Geest Kerk was to be on the 15th October. That final service was a special one as we said goodbye to a building which has been a great blessing to us, a wonderful place to begin as a new Anglican congregation. Our last service included space to reflect on the thanksgivings from the past almost two years (we held our first…

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…

18 november concert Gospelgroep Vision  Voor degenen die ons nog niet kennen: wij zijn Gospelgroep Vision uit Hilversum. Wij oefenen elke woensdagavond in de Emmauskerk van 19.30-22.00 uur. Wij verlenen onze medewerking aan kerkdiensten in de Emmauskerk. Daarnaast treden we ook nog op in andere kerken en verzorgingshuizen in Hilversum en omgeving. We vinden het een uitdaging om eens in de drie jaar een wat groter project neer te zetten . En nu, na maanden…

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…