The Rev David Phillips

Our Chaplain, David Phillips, began ministry at Holy Trinity Utrecht in May 2013.

Before moving to Netherlands he served in the Diocese in Europe at Holy Cross Church in Palermo, Sicily.  Prior to that he served in three Canadian Dioceses: most recently as rector of the Parishes of Petite Riviere and New Dublin in Nova Scotia on the east coast; as executive archdeacon of the Diocese of Saskatchewan in western Canada; and his first ministry was as a parish priest to the Naskapi Cree, an aboriginal community in Kawawachikamach in northern Quebec.

David was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada.  David grew up attending the United Church of Canada (a union of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches), and after several years not attending any church he was led back and became an Anglican.  He was first educated as a chemical engineer and worked as a professional engineer before returning to study Divinity at Wycliffe College in Toronto.

David has a particular interest in the spiritual ascent leading to contemplation as this is spoken of in the mystical tradition of the Church through the ages.