Posts from 2019

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…

New Growth Course: The Road to Maturity. ( Mary Pytches)

An opportunity to grow in our faith and transformation into the image of Christ! The Holy Spirit is always at work to help us to bring about this transformation. But it is vital that we play our part too. God works wholeness in our lives and we have to work it out in our lives. As Christians we are all on the road to maturity but sometimes the journey is made harder by unresolved issues…

Christian Classics: Ambrose of Milan: On the Christian Faith 

The first of two evenings of Christian Classics this autumn is on Friday October 11th. “Aurelius Ambrosius (c. 340–397), better known in English as Ambrose, was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century.” [Wikipedia] He was a staunch defender of orthodoxy (Nicene Christianity) against Arianism in the Church. He is one of the four Western “Doctors of the Church” (along with Augustine, Jerome and Gregory…

15 years of Mofish

July 2019 saw the 15th Mofish concert taking place in our Church. Mofish have had many band member face changes, with a strong core, Grant Cooney and John Lamborne at the heart and a sublime Nicolene on vocals/flute. We remember John de Wit as being instrumental (a cello player himself) in keeping the Mofish flame burning. Mofish held a concert in his memory for HART UK in 2018. Concerts focussed over the years on supporting…

Road closures this Sunday in connection with the Singelloop

Sunday October 6th, a large number of roads will be closed for the whole day. Public transport will also be affected; although it is not specifically stated on the website of the Singelloop, line 8 will not be running as it usually does. Check the U-OV website if you will be making use of public transport. The road closures most pertinent to Holy Trinity Church are listed below , for a full overview visit the Singelloop website. Experience…