HTB News and upcoming events

Painting exhibition on the life of Edith Cavell

Following Canon Dr Peter Doll's visit to us from Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 12 July, you might be interested to note that an exhibition of paintings of the life of Edith Cavell is on display in the Cathédrale St Michel et Gudule for the next few weeks. The paintings are by an artist based around Norwich (near Edith Cavell's birthplace), and can be found in the nave on the left-hand side as you enter the cathedral. Do go and take a look.

The British Charitable Fund

The British Charitable Fund (BCF) was founded by the Duke of Wellington after the battle of Waterloo (1815) to help British soldiers and their dependants in the aftermath of battle.  200 years on, under the patronage of King Philippe of Belgium and the presidency of H.E. Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium, BCF continues its work in helping needy people with a British connection living in Belgium in a wide variety of circumstances.  A tax-registered charity with all its helpers as volunteers, BCF relies on financial support from donors. In commemoration of its bicentennial year BCF is seeking 200 new donors. 

To mark this significant anniversary for BCF a tree was planted by the Duke of Wellington during the inauguration ceremony on 19th June of the renovated Mont Saint Jean farmhouse which served as a hospital for the Allied troops during the battle, and is now a Brasserie.  Holy Trinity has a supportive association with BCF, and is currently represented on its committee by our pastoral assistant, Janet Sayers.  For more information see

Accommodation Wanted

Katie Wieland, a trainee teacher from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, USA is doing her student teaching at St. John's International school in the fall (from August 24-October 10).  She currently does not have a place to live in Waterloo and has contacted us in hopes of finding a family who has an extra room to rent.  She can be contacted at

Also, a Jamaican single mother with two boys (12 and 5 years old) of Belgian nationality is looking to rent an apartment in the Brussels area.  She can be contacted at

Anglican Religious Education

Birte Day would like to find out from members of Holy Trinity their opinion on Religious Education to understand what the impact and expectations are with regard to RE in schools today.   A short questionnaire (entirely confidential) can be sent to you, individual appointments could also be made to answer some questions.  We would like to start during the summer and hope to receive as many responses as possible. Please contact Birte Day if you can help:

Vacancy for Interns at Eurodiaconia

Eurodiaconia is offering 2 intern positions in its Brussels office. One internship will run from the beginning of September 2015 until June 2016 and the second from October 2015 to February 2016, exact dates to be agreed with the successful candidates, they are looking for candidates who are pro-active, flexible and with the ability to multi-task and manage their own working time.  Eurodiaconia represents a dynamic, Europe wide community of organisations founded in the Christian faith and working together in the tradition of Diaconia, who are committed to a Europe of solidarity, equality and justice. Eurodiaconia and its members work to bring about positive change for people and society.  For full details visit their website, and click on ‘vacancies’, or speak to Heather Roy.  Application closes 17th July.

The Tyndale Society

The Tyndale Society is marking its 20th anniversary by holding the 9th International Tyndale Conference at Hertford College Oxford from 1st- 4th October.  More details are on the poster in the lobby, or you can visit the Society’s website, for a full programme and booking form.

Mothers of Pre Schoolers (MOPS)

Mothers of Pre Schoolers (MOPS), a group for mothers with small children, is going through a transition phase. As is often in the international community, people are coming and going. The group attendance has been low and there are a lack of leaders to keep the group going next year. They would like to host a meeting to invite any interested Christian moms to help lead this group that is run out of IBC (the International Baptist Church). This meeting is scheduled for Friday 18th September, and more information will be available nearer the time, but if you might be interested please put it in your diary.

Preview of Cavell Mass

On Sunday 28th June during the 10.30 service there will be a preview performance of the new Cavell Mass by David Mitchell.

Midweek Holy Communion

The last midweek service of Holy Communion will take place this Wednesday, 24th June at 12.30.  There will then be a break over the summer holidays before resuming in September.

Men's Group visit to the Mechelen Toy Museum (Speelgoedmuseum).

On Saturday 27 June the Men's Group will be visiting this excellent collection of toys, games, pass-times and hobbies from throughout the ages. Meet either at the Museum entrance at 10:15 (Nekkerspoelstraat 21, B-2800 Mechelen) or Gare Centrale at 09:15 to travel together as a group. A light lunch can be bought from the cafeteria afterwards. Entrance fee is 8.50 euros (plus a small contribution for a guide). Please let Dave Harding know if you would like to come (