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The 2017 Utrecht Lectures: Why did God become man?

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Utrecht is hosting a self-supporting annual seminar bringing in lecturers from around the world to enliven and deepen our theological discussion. This year New Testament Scholar Dr Crispin Fletcher-Louis will be visiting the Netherlands in September and will offer a 2-day seminar on ‘Why did God become man?’, Friday 22 September 10-5pm and Saturday 23 September 10-5pm, both at Holy Trinity Utrecht.  Click for more information.

Playgroup Starts at Holy Trinity this September!

Friday mornings starting 1 September! Playgroup gives children a chance to have fun and to develop and increase their social skills in a safe environment. Playgroup also provides parents/carers with an opportunity to talk, relax, and share parenting joys and challenges in an accepting community. This playgroup is multicultural and is open to people of all faiths and none.

The Mystical dimension of the Liturgy

On Friday October 13, the Christian Classics Study Group will explore the mystical dimension of the liturgy. We will look at questions such as, What is the deeper meaning of that which is celebrated in the liturgy? How does the liturgy symbolise and deepen our inner relationship with God? Starting point for our discussion will be selected texts from late medieval mystics of the Low Countries which address the relationship between the liturgy of the Church…

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…

Chaplain’s Letter: Antioch

This months Chaplain’s Letter is written by the Rev Grant Crowe, Amersfoort Chaplain Antioch Summer is coming to an end. We approach a new level of activity in our congregations’ lives, with home groups starting anew or once more, Harvest, All Saints, All Souls & Remembrance Services all approach fast, and quickly our planning picks up speed for our Advent season and Christmas celebrations. Summer to Christmas all in a few seconds! David last month,…

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…

Newsletter from the USRK and the Salvation Army Utrecht

This newsletter (in Dutch) gives us an update about the efforts of a refugee project group, initiated by the Utrechtse Stedelijke Raad van Kerken (USRK), the Diaconal Platform in Utrecht and the Salvation Army in 2015. This initiative originated after the refugee influx into Europe in September 2015 and was aimed at supporting the refugees in Utrecht through various works and organisations.  Holy Trinity Utrecht has financially supported these efforts through USRK.

Book Reviews

Ruth Alkema has contributed these three book reviews – all three are highly recommended reading! Confessions By Saint Augustine Wow! What a wonderful book was this! I am so glad that I read it! Everything that I had heard about Augustine was proven false. I really love this man, he is so open and sensitive and honest, and very intelligent and broad minded! For a long time I had wanted to read this book, but…

Chaplain’s Letter: Retreating from the World

This months Chaplain’s Letter is written by the Rev David Phillips, Utrecht Chaplain Summer is upon us once again and with the fair weather we turn our minds to holidays! The word “holidays” comes from “holy days”, which was, in an earlier age, a reason for taking time off from work, on days other than the Sunday Sabbath.  Or in the past, in Europe, there were more extended “holi-days” for those who chose to go…