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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…

Learning to hear God’s voice

This article was written by Nicky de Bie for the March Newsletter As we come to the end of our New Wine course of six sessions (which began during Advent) it’s good to take a moment to contemplate and evaluate what has been a truly enlightening course lead by Danielle Los and David, our Chaplain. It has been a joy to have been part of the group of about 16 of us, with mixed ages…

Christian Classics Study Group: Lectionaries in our Church – 5 April

The Anglican Church follows the practice of most denominations in choosing a series of readings to be read on Sunday services in all of their churches. That series of readings is called a lectionary. In the Church of England there are two possible lectionaries for use at Sunday services of Holy Communion.  The first is called the Traditional Western Eucharistic Lectionary, found in the Book of Common Prayer, but whose origins are in the 5th…

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…

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019

Below is the message sent by our Bishop before the start of Lent The Bishop in Europe: The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I send you this appeal as we begin to prepare our hearts and minds for the beginning of Lent in three weeks’ time. Natural as well as man-made disasters in our world bring hurt and heartbreak to all those affected. They remind us of the fragility…

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.    

Chaplain’s Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In 2015 our Chaplaincy made the formal decision to establish a congregation in Amersfoort on the basis of the Vision Document prepared at the time. In 2017 our Chaplaincy Annual General Meeting (AGM) approved a roadmap to bring about that Vision. Over the last year the congregation of Amersfoort has demonstrated to the Bishop that it can be a viable independent chaplaincy. We are almost there! We are in…

Confirmation Preparation begins 27 February

Our next Confirmation will happen, God willing, in Holy Trinity Chaplaincy on Sunday 19 May AD 2019 with the visit of Rt Rev Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe. Please contact the Chaplain if you or your son or daughter are interested in being prepared for Confirmation. In Confirmation Preparation we look through the Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. Preparation for 2019 will happen on the following topics on the following days…

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…

Confirmation service May 19th

God willing, Bishop Robert Innes, Diocese in Europe, will be coming to lead a confirmation service in our chaplaincy on Sunday 19th of May. Any who are interested in confirmation in Amersfoort or in Utrecht should contact Grant or David, respectively. They will let you know of precise dates for confirmation preparation. Contact details can be found here. Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity for questioning and learning. No aspect of the faith is “off-limits” to…