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We have begun corporate worship in a limited way

8 May 2020 (versie in het Nederlands hieronder) Holy Trinity Church has begun to allow worshippers, by invitation, in a very limited way, in conformity with the new Diocesan guidelines and well within what is allowed under Dutch Government guidelines.   We will continue to Live-Stream our Sunday morning service also, so you can still participate from home. The link is here: www.holytrinityutrecht.nl/daily-prayer/  Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday Holy Communion Services: At each Service we have only…

Daily Meditations on Old and New Testament readings

As part of our ministry to stay connected during this corona virus pandemic and to grow as disciples of Jesus, we have begun to offer daily meditations on the Old and New Testament readings from Morning prayer. You will find the meditations BY CLICKING HERE. Daleen Bakker, has offered to give us daily mediations on the Gospel according to John. She has training in theology and is currently studying agriculture. Daleen has recently returned to…

Response to Corona Virus at HTC

Bishop Robert Innes has released a video message to the Diocese (Friday March 20) which you can see by clicking here… The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint response to Church of England clergy, the latest on 24 March 2020. They have called for the temporary suspension of all public worship and private worship in churches until further notice. Our Bishops in the Diocese in Europe are commending these steps and asking…

Heavenly Avarice: The Theology of Prayer

This is an extract from a paper by the Rev Dr Robert Crouse. All human desire, all human longing and aspiration, expressed in a thousand different forms, at a thousand different levels, is ultimately desire for God. Dante makes that point lucidly in the Convivio: Therefore, I say that not only in the gaining of knowledge and wealth, but in any acquisition whatever, human desire reaches out, in one way or another. And the reason…

New Acting Warden

With Suzette Fink-Jensen so seriously ill, Frank needs to lay down his duties temporarily as our Church Warden to attend to her.  At the meeting of Church Council last Wednesday, we accepted Frank’s request and unanimously agreed to appoint Adrian Los as Acting Church Warden, to assist Kit de Bolster, until Frank can resume his duties. Adrian Los has served as warden in the past at HTC.  Thank you Adrian!  You will find both their contact details…

15 years of Mofish

July 2019 saw the 15th Mofish concert taking place in our Church. Mofish have had many band member face changes, with a strong core, Grant Cooney and John Lamborne at the heart and a sublime Nicolene on vocals/flute. We remember John de Wit as being instrumental (a cello player himself) in keeping the Mofish flame burning. Mofish held a concert in his memory for HART UK in 2018. Concerts focussed over the years on supporting…

Road closures this Sunday in connection with the Singelloop

Sunday October 6th, a large number of roads will be closed for the whole day. Public transport will also be affected; although it is not specifically stated on the website of the Singelloop, line 8 will not be running as it usually does. Check the U-OV website if you will be making use of public transport. The road closures most pertinent to Holy Trinity Church are listed below , for a full overview visit the Singelloop website. Experience…

Reflections on Good Friday

It was a lovely Good Friday this year. I left the morning service feeling profoundly comforted by the idea that I need not try and bend my emotions into a state of remorse, focusing more on accepting Jesus’ gift instead, and wondering about the meaning of sacrifice. I went for a walk, enjoying the obvious beginnings of spring. For some reason, my attention had been captured by a very short sentence in the sermon: ‘when…

Church of England App for Lent

There is a free app offered by the Church of England that has been recommended by on of our congregation members. She has found it to be very useful during Lent. The app can be found on this website page. Scroll down to the bottom and you will find the links for the IOS and Android versions of the app.    

A Message from Cambridge

As many of you will know, I moved to Cambridge in September to take up the study of theology and formation for ministry. I feel richly blessed being able to live and study in this place. I live in a room in my seminary, Westcott House, on Jesus Lane, in the middle of the city. I am part of a lovely community of about 50 ordinands and a staff of circa 10. It is an…