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Christmas Message from Bishop Robert

My eldest daughter, Ruth, used to work for a famous high street retailer. Sadly, the stress in and around Christmas was one of the reasons that she left them. The long hours in the run up to Christmas, the packed shops and stressed shoppers, and the night shifts just before Christmas Day itself when the shop had to be turned around rapidly into Boxing Day ‘sales’ mode, piled huge pressure on assistants and management alike.…

Christmas Lights Up Wilhelminapark and Churches

In Utrecht East, the traders association Puur Oost, a day care for people with disabilities, De Wilg and some of the local churches have once again joined hands to organize a lights tour through the neighborhood and the Wilhelmina Park on Friday 18th December.  In Utrecht Oost the Christmas story comes to the streets in scenes and narratives and with Christmas music by choirs with candle flames along the designated route. In order for this…

GO ahead!

  The question is not whether to do mission, but how. Come and discover missional practices, habits, and attitudes, as we share and learn together the seven disciplines of growing churches today and in our contexts. Welcome to GO II: Go Ahead! The second in our series of conversations in Northwest Europe about mission, evangelism, discipleship, and growing churches. The conversation is happening 7 November 2015, from 10:00 to 15:30 at Holy Trinity Utrecht. CLICK…

Christian Student Life in Utrecht

This outline of student ministry in Utrecht is from Judith Riet (above). The new school year has started and in Utrecht that means the university and colleges have started as well. Did you know the city welcomes 15,000 new students every year? About 20% of the city population is student. Perhaps you have noticed the influx of students cycling badly, who try to get to college on time by blatantly ignoring all other traffic and…

Prayer meeting & TACA meeting

Wednesday June 10th our TACA will have a first prayer meeting before their regular TACA meeting. This prayer meeting will be the start of periodic prayer meetings to seek guidance from the Holy Spirit regarding our church plant in Amersfoort. All those in the TACA and our Selection Committee are welcome to join. We will start our session at 20.00 at Patrick Elenbaas’ house. For more information please contact Peter Gillies. Please keep us in your…

Sign up for the Electoral Roll

Have you been regularly worshipping at Holy Trinity Utrecht for the last six months?  Then you can sign up for the electoral roll.  Deadline is April 12th 2015.  If you have already signed up on the electoral roll in the past year, it is valid for three years, so no need to sign up again until 2017. More information can be found here by clicking here to go to our Membership page.  

New Year’s Day Service

Join us for a festive service on New Year’s Day: starting the year together in worship, and celebrating the day of Jesus’ circumcision. The service is at 11am and is a Sung Communion in Dutch with Peter Boswijk preaching.  After the service there is a good opportunity for exchanging New Year’s wishes, while enjoying traditional Dutch New Year’s pastries.

Christmas Services

This year at Holy Trinity we are planning a whole range of worship opportunities to celebrate Christmas. We look forward to seeing you at one (or many) of our services! ADVENT IV – 21st December – 20.00 Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols CHRISTMAS EVE – Wednesday 24th December 17.00 Crib Service for the Children in English and Dutch 23.00 Choral Communion in English CHRISTMAS DAY – Thursday 25th December 09.00 Choral Communion in Dutch 11.00  Sung Communion in English St. Stephen’s Day – Friday 26th…

Bishop Robert’s Christmas message

Read  the Bishop’s Christian Message or watch on youtube The nine lessons and carols service from King’s College Cambridge is listened to by millions of people all over the world. It is one of England’s most distinctive and successful religious exports! For me, the service has especial resonance, because this was the college where I studied as an undergraduate and so the distinctive sound of the treble voices and fulsome reed organ stops brings back happy memories of my student life.…

Bishop’s Advent Appeal: The Sant’Egidio Programme

Every year our Bishop choses a worthy cause for chaplaincies to consider contributing to as a whole for Advent.  We contribute to it through the blue bag at our collection during the service. Bishop Robert Innes has written the following appeal… One year after the tragedy off Lampedusa I am writing this letter on the anniversary of the Lampedusa migrant shipwreck. On 3rd October 2013, a 20 metre fishing boat carrying migrants from Africa caught…