Chaplaincy News

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…

Electoral Positions

Every year each chaplaincy has elections for wardens and for members of Council. To be able to stand in the elections for a warden or a member of Council, you need to have been on the Electoral Roll for at least six months, and you need to be nominated by two people. The nomination forms can be obtained at our churches, ask the stewards or wardens. The form has a place for the signatures of…

Lent & Charitable Giving

Lent started on Ash Wednesday with a service of Holy Communion with imposition of ashes. A season of preparation and penitence is upon us, a time to attempt to be more attentive to hear the voice of God inwardly and to be more ready to obey. As we head towards the second Sunday in Lent, we would like to let you know a little more about our charitable giving during this time. Bishop Robert’s Lent…

Church membership and 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. An important caveat:  you must have been on the Roll for 6 months to stand as a representative to Archdeaconry Synod or for Council. (Representation Rules, Part 9 M8).…

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…