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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. She has had some responses already but would appreciate a few more parents’ opinions in order to get the most accurate overview. Please contact Birte Day if you can help: education@anglican.be

Back to school: We welcome all pupils and students back to school in September. As you may know, you can opt for Anglican RE in the Flemish schools in Brussels and Flanders. It is worth remembering that this option has to be requested at the beginning of the school year. If you are looking to get busy with teaching you might like to consider becoming an RE teacher. If you would like to have any advice about either RE for your children or becoming a teacher, please contact Birte Day, education@anglican.be.

Accommodation Wanted

Carol-Ann Hooper, member of the congregation is looking for a furnished flat (Ixelles, Uccle, Etterbeek area) until March 2017, when she will retire to England. Must be within short walking distance to public transport, have a proper bed and washing machine (or at least space and installation to put one). No ground floor or attics please. Can pay up to 450-600 euros a month. If you can offer, or know of anything suitable, please contact her cah_chesterfield@yahoo.co.uk

Also, Erin Bonnar, who has recently graduated from Edinburgh as a human rights lawyer is arriving in Brussels on 31st August to take up a placement in the European Parliament and is seeking accommodation for her stay here. If anyone knows of a room in a house or flat please contact her at erin.bonnar@icloud.com

Edith Cavell Centenary Commemoration

Edith Cavell Centenary Commemoration. Tickets are now available for the Concert which is to be given on Saturday 10th October at 20.00 here in Holy Trinity. It will feature the first performance of our Director of Music David Mitchell’s Cavell Mass as well as works by Sibelius and Haydn, all performed by our choir with an orchestra of young professionals and solo vocalists Laura Ford (soprano), Jan Wouters (altus), and Adriaan de Koster (tenor). The orchestra will be led by Katja Katanova. Full details on poster in lobby. Tickets, from €21.95 per person available from the website www.eventbrite.com (follow links to Edith Cavell Centenary).

the International Christian Women's Club

The first International Christian Women’s' Club Brunch of the new season will take place on Tuesday September 22nd at 9.45 a.m., at Terry's Cafe, Christian Centre, Ch. de Waterloo 47, Rhode St. Genese. The theme is 'September Shake-Up'. The speaker will be Terry Hoggard, lively music will be provided by Wandie Gonzalez, and the Feature will be ‘Convoy of hope where the earth shakes’. Book on 0468 37 66 80 or icwcb.brussels@gmail.com. Further information on the notice board. Everyone welcome.

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 www.bcfund.be

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 wielka01@luther.edu

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 clarissadelprat@gmail.com

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: education@anglican.be

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,  http://www.eurodiaconia.org/ 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, www.tyndale.org for a full programme and booking form.

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