Sharing A Birthday Party In Antwerp

Ann Turner writes: “The Old Catholic Churches and Anglican Churches enjoy full Communion. One immediate practical result of this is that the English Church in Haarlem in The Netherlands is allowed to use the Old Catholic Cathedral  of St Anna and Maria in Haarlem for its services.

“On Trinity Sunday the Old Catholic Church yesterday celebrated its 75th anniversary with many Ecumenical  guests attending, and – of course – members from the Diocese in Europe were delighted to share this happy event.”

The picture shows the congregation after the service – and, below, Rik Florentinus the Anglican chaplain in Haarlem with Mattijs Ploeger (Old Catholic chaplain St Anna and Maria) and Bishop Dirk Schoon, Bishop of Haarlem

Harlem clergy May 2013