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In Memorium Her Majesty Elizabeth II

It is with great regret that we heard of the news of the death of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. You are welcome to come to our church for a moment of reflection and prayer and to sign the book of condolences. However, the church is not open, so please contact Ruan Crew on 0619494913 to arrange a time for the church to be accessible. Last Sunday (11th September) prayers were said to commemorate the Queen’s…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held 16-22 January. ‘We Saw His Star in the East’. The story of the Magi visiting the Holy Family in Bethlehem is one very familiar to us. The Magi have sometimes been seen as a symbol of the world’s diversity – different religions and cultures – that comes to pay homage to the Christ-child. The story might therefore represent the unity of all created…

Mieps Fontein 1931- 2021 RIP

Mieps passed away peacefully during the last days of last year. She will be familiar to many people who attended Holy Trinity over the last decades. Always in church on Sundays when she could be. She also participated in the Music and Flower Festival when that was still held, playing the piano. A lady of many talents. Mieps will be cremated tomorrow 6 January at a private ceremony. May she rest in peace and rise…

Bishop’s Advent Appeal

Bishop’s Advent Appeal for European Climate Disaster Relief 2021 Climate change is probably the biggest single issue facing humanity at present and into the future. When I speak to Anglican colleagues from around the world, I hear of its impacts in everything from threatened islands in Polynesia to desertification in sub-Saharan Africa. But this last summer, we have been forcibly reminded that climate change is a global phenomenon that visits our own doorstep in Europe:…

CIO Routekaart

Holy Trinity Church in Utrecht and Anglican Church Zwolle are following CIO guidelines during the pandemic. The Interkerkelijk Contact in Overheidszaken (CIO) is an organization of representatives of Churches in the Netherlands (including the Anglican Church in the Netherlands) that has met with the Dutch Government to agree on a safe way to conduct our worship during the corona pandemic. Last March they developed a Routekaart that recommends steps to take depending on the level…

Confirmation Preparation / Catechism Course

There will be 3 intensive sessions for us to go through the Catechism of the Book of Common Prayer on Thursdays the 8th, 15th, and 22nd July from 2-4pm at the Parsonage (van Hogendorpstraat 26).  We will take a break midway through each afternoon.  Four students have signed up so far. This is what will be covered: Thursday, July   8:  (1) Introductions & Intro to Confirmation/catechism; (2) What do we renounce as Christians? Thursday, July…

ICS invites you to come closer

At Holy Trinity, each month you can find the prayer update leaflet of the Intercontinental Church Society. Of course during this pandemic, it has become harder to reach people in this way. That is why the ICS invites you to come closer, by visiting their website and signing up for their newsletter. If you are interested, you can find the Come Closer page here. Or go to the hompage of ICS by clicking on the…

Chaplain Leaving Utrecht end of August

On Rogation Sunday, 9 May 2021, the Chaplain made the following announcement at the end of the service: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: There is no easy way to say this. Last Monday (3 May), I spoke with Bishop Robert and offered my resignation as Chaplain of Utrecht Chaplaincy as of 31st of August this year.  The Bishop has accepted my resignation, and I have informed the wardens prior to speaking with you today. …