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Bishop’s Advent Appeal

Bishop’s Advent Appeal for European Climate Disaster Relief 2021 Climate change is probably the biggest single issue facing humanity at present and into the future. When I speak to Anglican colleagues from around the world, I hear of its impacts in everything from threatened islands in Polynesia to desertification in sub-Saharan Africa. But this last summer, we have been forcibly reminded that climate change is a global phenomenon that visits our own doorstep in Europe:…

Choral Evensong November

This coming Sunday, November 14, there will be a service of Choral Evensong at Holy Trinity church at 5 pm. The full choir will be singing, albeit distanced, led by Canon Derek Smith with the music directed by our Director of Music Freek Elbers. Introit: God be in my head (H. Walford Davies)Preces and Responses (Reading)Psalm 74Canticles: Brewer in DAnthem: Be thou my vision (Chilcott) Hymns:246 Christ the fair glory 450 God, we praise you, God we…

Thoughts on the daily bible readings – Trinity 17

A few thoughts to accompany our reading Philemon is the shortest letter of St Paul and one of the shortest books in the Bible. It is a person to person letter more than any other. [The letters to Timothy and Titus are partly personal but go on to address matters of church order and organisation]. A question I often find a useful way into a Scripture is to ask “what is it doing here?” In other…

Last Service

Last Sunday David Phillips led us in worship for the final time at Holy Trinity Church.Afterwards we held a well-attended farewell party in the parsonage garden. A song was sung, speeches were made, gifts were given and a variety of cake was eaten. Below are a few photographs of the afternoon.

ICS invites you to come closer

At Holy Trinity, each month you can find the prayer update leaflet of the Intercontinental Church Society. Of course during this pandemic, it has become harder to reach people in this way. That is why the ICS invites you to come closer, by visiting their website and signing up for their newsletter. If you are interested, you can find the Come Closer page here. Or go to the hompage of ICS by clicking on the…

Easter Garden

Every year the Sunday school children used to making an Easter garden.Because this is not possible now we invite you to make one for yourself. Accept the challenge whether you are a child or an adult! You can also use this PDF of the video to help you with making your garden.

Bishop Robert’s Lent Appeal

2021 Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the English Church of Liège (Belgium) My Lent Appeal this year is concerned with restarting ordained ministry in a chaplaincy that has gone through tough times but where there is great potential. The new chaplain is one of the (very few) stipendiary, trained curates from our own diocese. The Reverend Guy Diakese trained for the priesthood in Nigeria and Rome. He speaks French, English and Italian fluently and we are…

Life Groups at HTU

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  This new year we are still in lockdown. It is almost a year since we last had a ‘normal’, full Sunday service together. Most of us miss the regular worship and fellowship.  To find a way to connect with others and grow together, we want to start Life Groups. The idea is to form small groups of 4 people that meet every two weeks, first online, but later hopefully in peoples’ homes.  It…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is from Sunday January 17th and continues until Sunday 24th January. In Utrecht the USRK and PIKU (Platform Intercultural Churches Utrecht) are cooperating with an opening service for Utrecht from the St Rafael’s Church in Overvecht on Saturday 16th January at 7.00 pm. This service will be live-streamed. For more information about (live-streaming) services in Utrecht click here.For more information on the background click here.For the…

Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual Chaplaincy Meeting will be held at Holy Trinity Church at 14.00hrs on Sunday 21 March 2021 This ACM will be held by Zoom For election of Chaplaincy Representatives of the laity as follows – To the Chaplaincy Council 8 representatives. For membership of the Charitable Giving Committee 4 members For the appointment of the Independent Examiners. For the consideration of: (a) a report on changes to the Electoral Roll since the last annual Chaplaincy…