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Lichtjestocht

This coming Friday, 20th December, the Lichtjestocht starts at Holy Trinity once more.Between 6.00 pm and 7.15 pm (18.00-19.15) you can begin your journey through the Christmas Story, sent on your way by our choir and with your path lit by 2000 candles. You will meet shepherds, wise men and many others on your way to the Stable in St Aloysius church. Do not fear, there will be earthly sustenance such as hot chocolate provided…

Bishop’s Christmas Message

The Bishop in Europe:  The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes  During August I was fortunate to take part in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and to see, again, the places associated with the life of Jesus Christ. Nazareth, where Jesus grew up, is now a sprawling Arab town, but in the first century was only a village of perhaps 500 people. Capernaum and the places around Lake Galilee have retained their peacefulness and beauty…

Zwolle Sunday 15 December: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Our sister church in Zwolle is holding its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols coming Sunday. If you happen to be near Zwolle this Sunday afternoon, do come by to join in the singing and meet us. You are most welcome! After the service there will be refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship. 4.00 pm/16.00 Sunday 15 DecemberAnglican Church ZwolleKoestraat 2-4, Zwolle

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…

Chaplain’s Letter

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood… that you may proclaim the excellencies of him! “ This month we begin the new Church Year. We’ve travelled one more time on earth around the sun. And the Son of God has shone on us. We’ve placed before our eyes, Sunday by Sunday, and hopefully more and more during the week, during our every waking hour and even in our sleep, the vision of God, seen in the…

Service for Advent and Carols

Next Sunday evening, the first of December, our service for Advent with Carols starts in darkness. As the service continuers the light in church will grow.We will hear readings that announce the coming of Christ; as this service is also a celebration of the new Church Year for the Utrechtse Stedelijke Raad van Kerken, the readings will be in Dutch. They will be read by representatives of the churches in Utrecht, and we will sing…

Chaplain’s Letter

This month we have not one, but two Chaplain’s Letters! This second one is written by the Rev. Sam Van Leer, Groningen chaplain. Being Church Together, for God is Our Stronghold and Source of Hope In early October, Anglican clergy and lay reps from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, met up for our annual Synod meeting of the Archdeaconry of the Anglican Churches of Northwest Europe, which takes place at the Oude Abdij in Drongen…

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…

Chaplain’s Letter

This month we have not one, but two Chaplain’s Letters! This first one is written by the Rev. Grant Crowe, Amersfoort chaplain This month which approaches, in the Anglican Calendar, is sometimes called Kingdom Season. It begins with All Saints Day and All Souls, moving through the Sundays, with our Remembrance Sunday and concluding the season and the church year with the celebration of Christ the King. In this short letter, I wanted to share…