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Christian Classics: Early Church Persecution accounts (Part 1)

On Friday 21st February, we will have our first evening on persecution accounts from the early church. The Reverend Dr Jos Strengholt will be leading in study. The first evening on this subject, we will read and discuss the following together: The Martyrdom of Stephen – Luke, Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7:59 Persecution of Christians in Rome by Nero – Tacitus, Annals 15.38-44 Persecution of Christians in the provinces  -Pliny the Younger, Letters 10.96-97 It promises to be another interesting evening,…

Christian Classics: Sharing the Good News!

Next week Friday, January 31st, the first Christian Classics Study Group of the year will take place. We will be looking at the role of translation in our Church life. Translation is at the heart of all missionary work.  Dr Joseph had a Fulbright Fellowship to study what happens to the Bible and to the language when it is translated for the first time into a new language, in this case, Wolof, a language of…

First Choral Evensong of the New Year

After our All Age worship on the Eve of Epiphany, this Sunday sees the first Choral Evensong of the new decade take place at 2.30 pm. There is also the opportunity to taste the first home-made cakes of this year along with a taste of the fellowship on offer from our congregation. If Choral Evensong is not an occasion for you, there are two other services this Sunday: the nine o’ clock service in Dutch…

Bishop’s Christmas Message

The Bishop in Europe:  The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes  During August I was fortunate to take part in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and to see, again, the places associated with the life of Jesus Christ. Nazareth, where Jesus grew up, is now a sprawling Arab town, but in the first century was only a village of perhaps 500 people. Capernaum and the places around Lake Galilee have retained their peacefulness and beauty…

Christmas Services

Services at Holy Trinity Utrecht: ( in English unless otherwise specified) Tuesday 24th December         CHRISTMAS EVE16:00 Crib Service for families (English/Dutch)23:00 Midnight Choral Communion (English) Wednesday 25th DecemberCHRISTMAS DAY10:30 Festal Choral Communion (English) Thursday 26th DecemberSt Stephen’s Day (Christmas Lessons)10:00  Choral Communion (Dutch liturgy/Eng sermon) Friday 27th DecemberSt John’s Day10:00  Holy Communion (said) Saturday 28th DecemberThe Innocents10:00 Holy Communion (said) Sunday 29th December10:30am Choral Solemn Communion Sunday 5th JanuaryThe Eve of the Epiphany (Celebrant: The Rev Guy…

Lichtjestocht

This coming Friday, 20th December, the Lichtjestocht starts at Holy Trinity once more.Between 6.00 pm and 7.15 pm (18.00-19.15) you can begin your journey through the Christmas Story, sent on your way by our choir and with your path lit by 2000 candles. You will meet shepherds, wise men and many others on your way to the Stable in St Aloysius church. Do not fear, there will be earthly sustenance such as hot chocolate provided…

Zwolle Sunday 15 December: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Our sister church in Zwolle is holding its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols coming Sunday. If you happen to be near Zwolle this Sunday afternoon, do come by to join in the singing and meet us. You are most welcome! After the service there will be refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship. 4.00 pm/16.00 Sunday 15 DecemberAnglican Church ZwolleKoestraat 2-4, Zwolle

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…

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…