Posts from 2019

Bishop’s Advent Appeal 2019

This month Holy Trinity is supporting the Bishop’s Advent Appeal. The appeal is for the Anglican Communion Fund (ACF) – which specifically supports the mission and work of communities across the Anglican Communion, often in the poorest and most dangerous parts of the world. Read more below in the message from Bishop Robert. The Bishop in Europe:  The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes  BISHOP’S ADVENT APPEAL 2019  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  Anglican Communion Fund…

Chaplain’s Letter

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood… that you may proclaim the excellencies of him! “ This month we begin the new Church Year. We’ve travelled one more time on earth around the sun. And the Son of God has shone on us. We’ve placed before our eyes, Sunday by Sunday, and hopefully more and more during the week, during our every waking hour and even in our sleep, the vision of God, seen in the…

Service for Advent and Carols

Next Sunday evening, the first of December, our service for Advent with Carols starts in darkness. As the service continuers the light in church will grow.We will hear readings that announce the coming of Christ; as this service is also a celebration of the new Church Year for the Utrechtse Stedelijke Raad van Kerken, the readings will be in Dutch. They will be read by representatives of the churches in Utrecht, and we will sing…

Chaplain’s Letter

This month we have not one, but two Chaplain’s Letters! This second one is written by the Rev. Sam Van Leer, Groningen chaplain. Being Church Together, for God is Our Stronghold and Source of Hope In early October, Anglican clergy and lay reps from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, met up for our annual Synod meeting of the Archdeaconry of the Anglican Churches of Northwest Europe, which takes place at the Oude Abdij in Drongen…

Heavenly Avarice: The Theology of Prayer

This is an extract from a paper by the Rev Dr Robert Crouse. All human desire, all human longing and aspiration, expressed in a thousand different forms, at a thousand different levels, is ultimately desire for God. Dante makes that point lucidly in the Convivio: Therefore, I say that not only in the gaining of knowledge and wealth, but in any acquisition whatever, human desire reaches out, in one way or another. And the reason…

Chaplain’s Letter

This month we have not one, but two Chaplain’s Letters! This first one is written by the Rev. Grant Crowe, Amersfoort chaplain This month which approaches, in the Anglican Calendar, is sometimes called Kingdom Season. It begins with All Saints Day and All Souls, moving through the Sundays, with our Remembrance Sunday and concluding the season and the church year with the celebration of Christ the King. In this short letter, I wanted to share…

Christian Classics: Epistle to Diognetus

Our second evening of Christian Classics for this autumn takes place on Friday November 8th. Once again it will be led by Fr Strengholt. On the evening we will each receive a copy of the text. Fr Strengholt will give us a background on the work and then guide us in our reading of the text. The Epistle to Diognetus is an early document written between 130 to 200 AD, its writer is unknown. It…

Charitable Giving for November

Tikani in Peru Tikani is a Peruvian development organization specializing in social development projects aimed at the weakest in society. Debby v Rotterdam’s brother resides there and bears witness to the effectiveness of this organization. Read more on: http://www.tikani.nl/doe-mee/ Remembrance Sunday: Poppy Appeal On Sunday November 10 we remember all members of the British Armed Forces who died in conflict.

New Acting Warden

With Suzette Fink-Jensen so seriously ill, Frank needs to lay down his duties temporarily as our Church Warden to attend to her.  At the meeting of Church Council last Wednesday, we accepted Frank’s request and unanimously agreed to appoint Adrian Los as Acting Church Warden, to assist Kit de Bolster, until Frank can resume his duties. Adrian Los has served as warden in the past at HTC.  Thank you Adrian!  You will find both their contact details…