English-speaking church in Eindhoven

News from Francis and Barbara

Francis and Barbara, our former pastors who have moved back to New Zealand, have a message to share with us at Trinity. Dear Trinity Friends, We have some news to share. Since leaving at the end of November we have been transitioning from the life and ministry we had with you in Eindhoven to our…

Our Locum Pastors: Peter and Janny

After the departure of our long term pastors, The Noordanuses , we welcomed our first Locum Pastors, Peter and Janny Faulkner. They arrived from the UK in early December (2020) and settled into the Vicarage. They swiftly plunged into Trinity life and quickly caught up to speed with all the Christmas services, Hybrid services, and…

Planting for a Lent Garden

A post from Reverend Faulkner For the garden of daily living… Plant three rows of Peas         Peace of mind         Peace of heart         Peace of soul Plant four rows of Squash         Squash gossip         Squash indifference         Squash grumbling         Squash selfishness Plant four rows of Lettuce         Lettuce be faithful         Lettuce be kind         Lettuce be patient         Lettuce really love…

Farewell Francis and Barbara

After many years of faithful service the Trinity Church pastors, Francis and Barbara Noordanus, have retired and are returning to New Zealand — their native home. Life will be very different on the other side of the world. Before arriving home they will have to ‘run the gauntlet’ of travel in the time of COVID-19 which will include a mandatory two weeks…

Going Hybrid on 30 August?

In early July the prospects for a ‘new normal’ by the late summer seemed optimistic. Then came the summer holidays and as I write in mid-August, there is clearly an alarming rise in all the measures of the Covid pandemic across Europe. In the last weeks of August many people will return from holiday destinations,…

A Different Communion Worship

A first casualty of lockdown measures was sacramental worship. Thus, no baptisms and no table fellowship with The Lord and his people in Holy Communion. This has been a loss not fully compensated for by what we could do on-line. Then in June small gatherings of households spaced at 1.5 meter became possible. Socially distant ways of being together in the same…

Communion in June?

At the last Government Corona Briefing on 6 May the easing of lockdown was set out. Possibilities for gathering were given for June and July. These have been looked at to consider how we might wisely resume some of our life together as Trinity Church. In June, groups of 30 are permitted, with all the…

Zoom Events and Services – Update

Thank-you to those who have sent feedback in various forms along with comments and suggestions about our Zoom worship moments. They have all been very helpful. After a couple of Zoom Sunday Worship events I have concluded the following about the transition from Aalst to Zoom. Zoom services cannot cater to all ages, styles and…