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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. …

Chaplain’s Report to AGM 2021

Beloved in Christ of Utrecht, Zwolle and Groningen, As human beings we desire first and foremost – communion – communion with God, communion with one another and a certain communion with God’s Creation.  Everything we do in our churches is to help in the reestablishing of communion on these levels – it undoes the loneliness and alienation we feel at the deepest level of our hearts and recalls us to our true purpose.  In communion…

Survey Results of Holy Trinity Chaplaincy December 2020

In November/December of 2020 we took a survey of members of the congregations in Utrecht and Zwolle. Requests were sent out to about 150 people on our email list and we had responses from 64 individuals, sometimes responding on behalf of their family. We did this to understand better, during the corona pandemic, how people were thinking about worship, spiritual health, pastoral care, education and opportunities for fellowship. Below are the results of the survey.…

Easter Garden

Every year the Sunday school children used to making an Easter garden.Because this is not possible now we invite you to make one for yourself. Accept the challenge whether you are a child or an adult! You can also use this PDF of the video to help you with making your garden.

Bishop Robert’s Lent Appeal

2021 Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the English Church of Liège (Belgium) My Lent Appeal this year is concerned with restarting ordained ministry in a chaplaincy that has gone through tough times but where there is great potential. The new chaplain is one of the (very few) stipendiary, trained curates from our own diocese. The Reverend Guy Diakese trained for the priesthood in Nigeria and Rome. He speaks French, English and Italian fluently and we are…

Life Groups at HTU

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  This new year we are still in lockdown. It is almost a year since we last had a ‘normal’, full Sunday service together. Most of us miss the regular worship and fellowship.  To find a way to connect with others and grow together, we want to start Life Groups. The idea is to form small groups of 4 people that meet every two weeks, first online, but later hopefully in peoples’ homes.  It…