Welcome to Holy Trinity Utrecht Anglican Church!
Welcome to Utrecht. Holy Trinity Utrecht warmly invites all English-speaking students to be a part of this international church community, whether you are here for a year or more, or just for a few months. We welcome Christians and anyone who wants to find out more about Christianity. We are a small, but warm church community. A broad range of people make up our church family. There are people from various backgrounds, old and young, internationals and 'Dutchies'.
Moving to a new country brings new experiences, changes, and challenges. Studying abroad can be exciting and daunting at the same time. A new city, new people and a new way of life to get used to. Here at Holy Trinity we'd like to offer you friendship and help you feel at home during the time that you are studying here.
Our main service is each Sunday at 10.30 am at our church on Van Limburg-Stirumplein in Utrecht (directions are to be found here). Why not come along and check us out?
We really hope you'll quickly feel part of the church family - if you do want to get involved the best way is to get in touch with Annelies van de Steeg, who is our Student Pastor. You can email or phone her or talk to her after the service on Sunday.
Student and HTU
Holy Trinity Anglican Church is part of IPSU (which could be translated as Interdenominational Platform for Students in Utrecht). This is the Student Chaplaincy in Utrecht. The chaplaincy provides spirtual and personal guidance and organises religious and social activities, events and workshops. As part of IPSU and as English speaking church, our aim is to be there especially for international students. Of course, if you are a Dutch student, you are most welcome too! All students are warmly invited to participate in the activities from IPSU as well as from HTU. The activities IPSU organizes are either English or Dutch spoken. For more information, see www.ipsu.nl, or contact Annelies.
Maybe you'd like to meet up with some-one from the church to chat about something. You might have a question or problem that is bugging you, need some advice, or just some-one who can listen and pray with you. If this is the case, please do feel free to get in touch with Annelies.
Upcoming activities for students
Are you a student? Join us for student lunches! Every last Sunday of the month, after the service. You're all warmly invited! To meet each other, eat, drink, make merry and generally have a great time!
After coffee we meet in the church hall with students and other young people. Please bring some food to share (we'd love to taste something from your home country) and fun games/circus tricks/shenanigans you might want to play! Everyone is welcome, so please bring friends/family/pets/any others!
Dates for the first half of 2013:
Please let us know if you're coming: email@example.com or sign up on Facebook!
See you! Annelies (Student Pastor)
The meaning of life?!
What is my outlook in life? Do I believe and if so, in what (or whom)? How do I cope when life gets though? If you want to ask these and other hard questions, please join us for a short series of evening sessions to share your thoughts.
For more information, contact Annelies.
Bacon 'n Beans
Eating together with other students. More beans than bacon: meals are vegetarian. A different cook very week. Come and join us on Thursdays 6 pm. at the 'Tuinzaal' (Garden Hall) at Grave van Solmsstraat 4. For more information: Jasja Nottelman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every third Thursday of the month at 20.00 hr in 'De Wijkplaats' (Johannes Camphuijsstraat 101, Utrecht), a prayer service with songs from Taizé.
For more information: www.taizeinutrecht.nl or email@example.com.
Student Service for Holy Week.
Having eating as many pancakes as you can for Shrove Tuesday, come and engage in a contemplative service for students, Wednesday 27 March (Wednesday in Holy Week).
Get out of the daily routine for a while to rethink your priorities and refocus on what is really important in your life.
There will be: song, Scripture, meeting other Christian students and refreshments afterwards.
When? Wednesday 27 March, 20.00hr.
Where? Location to be announced
What? Student service for Holy Week
For whom? For all students interested in the Christian faith.
Leave your dishes! Come to The Living Room.
Are you an international student and do you want to meet other internationals, hang out and have a good time?
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Hobbemastraat 41, just off UCU Campus, there is The Living Room -where we meet. A living room, music, drinks and other people.
In January there will be no Living Room sessions, but we'll be back in February with a Valentine evening and more! Check this website and our Facebook page for updates.
The Living Room, Hobbemastraat 41, Utrecht. Starts at 20.30 hr. Welcome!
-The Living Room is an initiative of IPSU together with several local Christian churches and student organizations -
Host Family project
Do you want to experience the real Dutch culture while making some Dutch friends during your stay in The Netherlands? Do you want to get to know a bit more about Christianity in the Netherlands? Or do you want to get in touch with an International family in the Netherlands? If your answer to any of these questions is 'yes', do join the Host Family Project! For more information, grab a leaflet or check out the website (http://www.ipsu.nl/bijlagen/studentenHFP.pdf).
Kick-off evening for families and students: Friday 28 September.
Hi, my name is Annelies van de Steeg. I have just been appointed Student Pastor for Holy Trinity Utrecht. I've lived in Utrecht for over 8 years now and know the city quite well (though I never climbed the Dom Tower)!
I've been raised a Christian, but really decided to be one when I was about twelve. Since then, my journey with faith has had its ups and downs, but I couldn't do without it. I studied Theology at Utrecht University and worked as a church worker and pastoral counsellor.
When I'm not working, I love to be outdoors (biking of course, but also running and hiking), read a good book (anything from a novel to some theological work), enjoy a good movie or make music (singing).
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