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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…

Hope which does not disappoint

The Rev’d Dr Robert Crouse Summary Fundamental to any genuine renewal of Christian life in our church and in ourselves must be a renewal in the essential Christian virtues of faith, hope and charity, ‘a trinity of virtues and a unity of grace,’ whereby our souls are conformed to the life of God the Holy Trinity.  These virtues are gifts of God by his Word and Holy Spirit for our salvation, and they are nurtured…

AGM Reports & Elections

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 25 October by Zoom because of the restrictions on gatherings of more than 30 people and to help the Government’s efforts to minimize the transmission of the corona virus. The meeting had around 35 participants at the maximum and lasted for just over two hours. If you are interested in following up on the presentations given at the AGM, you can download the reports here: The Chaplain’s…

HTU Covid 19 Provisions

8 May 2020 (versie in het Nederlands hieronder) Holy Trinity Church has begun to allow worshippers, by invitation, in conformity with the new Diocesan guidelines and well within what is recommended 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 5 places for individuals and…

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…