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Daily Meditations on the Gospel According to John

As part of our ministry to stay connected during this corona virus pandemic and to grow as disciples of Jesus, 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 the Netherlands early because of the pandemic from a four month internship in Zimbabwe. While studying agricultural projects there, she was asked by local churches…

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…

Electoral Positions

Every year each chaplaincy has elections for wardens and for members of Council. To be able to stand in the elections for a warden or a member of Council, you need to have been on the Electoral Roll for at least six months, and you need to be nominated by two people. The nomination forms can be obtained at our churches, ask the stewards or wardens. The form has a place for the signatures of…

Lent & Charitable Giving

Lent started on Ash Wednesday with a service of Holy Communion with imposition of ashes. A season of preparation and penitence is upon us, a time to attempt to be more attentive to hear the voice of God inwardly and to be more ready to obey. As we head towards the second Sunday in Lent, we would like to let you know a little more about our charitable giving during this time. Bishop Robert’s Lent…

Church membership and the Electoral Roll 2020

The Chaplaincy Electoral Roll was renewed in 2019 so this year only new members need to fill in forms. All church members are allowed to vote at the Annual Church Meeting, offer themselves for election to Council or various formal committees or as an officer, such as Churchwarden. An important caveat:  you must have been on the Roll for 6 months to stand as a representative to Archdeaconry Synod or for Council. (Representation Rules, Part 9 M8).…

Christian Classics: Early Church Persecution accounts (Part 1)

On Friday 21st February, we will have our first evening on persecution accounts from the early church. The Reverend Dr Jos Strengholt will be leading in study. The first evening on this subject, we will read and discuss the following together: The Martyrdom of Stephen – Luke, Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7:59 Persecution of Christians in Rome by Nero – Tacitus, Annals 15.38-44 Persecution of Christians in the provinces  -Pliny the Younger, Letters 10.96-97 It promises to be another interesting evening,…

Christian Classics: Sharing the Good News!

Next week Friday, January 31st, the first Christian Classics Study Group of the year will take place. We will be looking at the role of translation in our Church life. Translation is at the heart of all missionary work.  Dr Joseph had a Fulbright Fellowship to study what happens to the Bible and to the language when it is translated for the first time into a new language, in this case, Wolof, a language of…

First Choral Evensong of the New Year

After our All Age worship on the Eve of Epiphany, this Sunday sees the first Choral Evensong of the new decade take place at 2.30 pm. There is also the opportunity to taste the first home-made cakes of this year along with a taste of the fellowship on offer from our congregation. If Choral Evensong is not an occasion for you, there are two other services this Sunday: the nine o’ clock service in Dutch…

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…

Christmas Services

Services at Holy Trinity Utrecht: ( in English unless otherwise specified) Tuesday 24th December         CHRISTMAS EVE16:00 Crib Service for families (English/Dutch)23:00 Midnight Choral Communion (English) Wednesday 25th DecemberCHRISTMAS DAY10:30 Festal Choral Communion (English) Thursday 26th DecemberSt Stephen’s Day (Christmas Lessons)10:00  Choral Communion (Dutch liturgy/Eng sermon) Friday 27th DecemberSt John’s Day10:00  Holy Communion (said) Saturday 28th DecemberThe Innocents10:00 Holy Communion (said) Sunday 29th December10:30am Choral Solemn Communion Sunday 5th JanuaryThe Eve of the Epiphany (Celebrant: The Rev Guy…