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Coming up: Christian Classics Study Group “The Abolition of Man”

WHAT: “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis (a short work, which you can download by clicking here.) WHEN:  THIS FRIDAY 26th MAY 6:30pm  Dinner 8:00pm  Presentation and Discussion (let Hannah know if you are attending dinner, so we can plan: WHERE:  Parsonage Hall, Holy Trinity – van Hogendorpstraat 26, 3581 KE Utrecht WHO:  David Dodds will lead us through the text. This is David Dodds’ description…  On 20 February 1955, several years into a…

Bishops Blog on visit to the Netherlands

There has been an English chaplaincy in Utrecht in one form or another since at least the 17th century. The present church building was consecrated in 1913. It is cosy, traditional in style and frequently packed. Utrecht is, at least as far as the railway is concerned, at the centre of the Netherlands. Holy Trinity Utrecht is likewise at the centre of Anglican ministry to a big area that includes Zwolle, Arnhem and Groningen. The…

Update on Heilige Geest Church- The Home of All Saints, Amersfoort

As you know, since All Saints formally began on 20th December 2015, Heilige Geest Kerk – a Roman Catholic church building no longer used for Sunday Mass– has been our home. We have found the building a wonderful place to use with its facilities, spaces for socialising, and for children’s work. We have also shared the Sunday use of the building with a small Ethiopian Orthodox Community. The Roman Catholic authorities have agreed a sale…

Tibet Brief

Maya tells of her trip to Tibet for the opening of the Dalai Lamas Institute for Higher Education, her visit to the Tibetan children’s villages and the upcoming concert in aid of the Tibetan refugee children. (Article in Dutch).

The Bishop’s Easter Greeting

“I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “to give you a future and a hope. You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:11).
Having read God’s promise to Jeremiah as part of the Lenten Bible Lessons, and by reflecting upon the example of Jesus’ disciples facing uncertainties before and after the Lord’s Resurrection, Bishop Robert draws courage and faith from these, especially in regard to the changing circumstances which lie before us in Europe.

Faith Thoughts: Led Towards The Future

We find ourselves at the evaluation stage, halfway between what was and what is to come. Life, of course, is this very issue. We are born, in between we live, then we die. We live at the junction between life and death. At this midway-point, we make our decisions day to day, year to year. Our lives have been shaped by our past; are continuously moulded in the present for what we will become in…

Movie Review: ‘Silence’

‘Silence’: A film probing faith and doubt, mission and culture, and the speaking of God. Once in a while you see a film that offers images and intrigues your mind in a way that you cannot seem to shake off for weeks on end. ‘Silence’, recently released, is one such film. The film raises many other issues and questions that it does not directly resolve or answer, but, wholly in the style of Endo who as a Japanese Roman Catholic lived a life of inner tensions, leaves with the viewer to ponder.