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Mulanje Mission Concert

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Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue

Mulanje Mission Concert

Featuring the wonderfully entertaining Ricky Ross from 

legendary Scottish band Deacon Blue


The English Reformed Church,

The Begijnhof,



The English Reformed Church at the Begijnhof, Amsterdam, is pleased to announce this year’s concert in aid of the Mulanje Mission Hospital. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the much needed renovation of the antenatal wards in the hospital, combatting the high rate of infant mortality in the world’s sixth poorest nation.

Ricky Ross, frontman and driving force behind the legendary Scottish band Deacon Blue will be performing a wonderfully entertaining set.

Don’t miss it!’

Revd Dr Lance Stone

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Reverend Lance Stone

As the (not so) new minister of the English Reformed Church situated in the Begijnhof in the centre of Amsterdam, I’m delighted to introduce myself to Britsoc.

I’ve been here now for almost exactly a year, coming from Cambridge in the UK where I had taught for 9 years in a theological college prior to ministering to two congregations in the city, also for 9 years.

Prior to Cambridge, I was a minister in the London Borough of Hackney. Before that I began my ministry in Aberdeen,  having been brought up in Scotland and where I trained for the ministry.

I’m married to Sally, who is a Learning Support Co-ordinator at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She now works there part-time, commuting from Amsterdam for half the week. We have four grown-up children.

I’ve loved living in Amsterdam for the past year. The English Reformed Church congregation is wonderfully diverse and the city is so rich in history and culture. I haven’t yet been able to participate in any Britsoc events, but I plan to and look forward to meeting more of the British community based here in this remarkable city.