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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…

Bishop Robert’s Christmas Message

In one of our best-loved carols, Christina Rossetti situates the birth of Jesus ‘in the bleak midwinter’. She paints a severe and freezing manger scene, with howling wind and deep snow. She represents the frosted earth and water with iron and stone. From the biblical narrative, it seems unlikely that Jesus was born in the bleak mid-winter, as the shepherds would not be putting their sheep out to pasture in freezing conditions. But that does not stop…

A supported Charity update

Here are a number of photos from Priya Mobach showing how (with the assistance of funds donated to charitable giving) she has organised another charity project in Sri Lanka on November 7th. With the help of extended family living locally she identified 25 very poor families with kids and delivered enough groceries to keep them going for 2-4 weeks. She was able to follow the distribution on facetime and hence get pictures. She wishes to…

Annual General Meeting update with forms

Finally, the HTC Annual General Meeting! Dear members of the Holy Trinity Electoral Roll The Chaplaincy Council have made a unanimous decision that, because of the new restrictions made by the government on allowing meetings of 30 maximum, we will conduct the AGM by Zoom. This is now open to us due to changes made by our Bishop in the last week, where online meetings may take place. We hope that this will ensure the…

ELECTORAL ROLL 2020

 The Chaplaincy Electoral Roll was renewed in 2019 so this year only new members need to fill in forms. All church members are allowed to vote at the Annual Church Meeting, offer themselves for election to Council or various formal committees or as an officer, such as Churchwarden.  It is also important for the Chaplaincy that we have accurate information. The number of members on the Electoral Roll influences the size of our Council, the…

New Choir director

After a two-month selection process, we believe the right person has been found to lead our choir and church music into the future: Mr Freek Elbers has been appointed Choir Director and Organist at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Utrecht. Freek began with choir rehearsals at Holy Trinity last week and we hope that he and the choir will be able to provide recordings for our Sunday worship.  We look forward to the day when…

Charitable giving in May

In May we aim to help migrant churches in the Netherlands who have been hit especially hard by corona virus restrictions often to the point of losing their buildings or even going bankrupt. This is a major problem, because all research shows how important the contribution of migrant churches is to society. They also reach people who are not reached by official bodies and it is precisely in these uncertain times that these people can…

Charitable giving in April

The two charities we support this month are Tikani Peru  and  the Kigama School Feeding Program. The recent photographs of the work of Tikani are courtesy of Debby van Rotterdam. Tikani is a Peruvian development organization specializing in social development projects aimed at the weakest in society. Debby van Rotterdam’s brother resides there and bears witness to the effectiveness of this organization. Corona virus has also hit this area and, as you can see, Tikani are…