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We’ve joined RSCM

Our choir and church community have become affiliate members of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and thus “committed to making the best use of music in the service and worship of God”. It says so on the certificate. The RSCM provides ideas and resources for doing just that.

Fr Leslie makes the Abendblatt

Today's Hamburger Abendblatt carries an interview with our chaplain, Revd Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel. (Just to set the record straight, ours is not the oldest Anglican church building in continental Europe, but we are one of the oldest Anglican congregations, and maybe even the oldest. The jury's still out on that one.)

Becket News out now

The latest edition of Becket News, our quarterly chaplaincy magazine, is just out. You can pick up a copy in church or find it on this website (download 752 kB).

Dates to note

Holden Evening Prayer

7:00pm on Wed, 8th March

Just as Choral Evensongs are celebrated with treasures of English choral music in big Anglican cathedrals there is a contemporary music setting of an evening liturgy by the American composer Marty Haugen – just for the congregation with piano accompaniment. It is called “Holden Evening Prayer” since Marty Haugen composed it while living and working at…

About us

Sunday service at St Thomas Becket, the peace (photo Joyceline Anacoura-Schmidt)


Our main service is the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion) on Sundays at 10:30 am. Our other regular services are Evensong and a Healing Service. You can find further information about this and all other services here.

Musical services


Music is an important part of our services, while the church hosts many concerts. If you’re coming regularly to worship at St Thomas Becket and love to sing you might consider joining the choir.

Photo: Roland Magunia

The Chaplain

The Revd Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel (photo: Roland Magunia) is our Chaplain (our parish priest or minister). For details of how to reach him, please see Contact.


Please donate

St Thomas Becket Church is entirely reliant on donations and money raised through events to cover costs. Please help us continue to provide Christian ministry in English in Hamburg.


BRIDFAS Church Recording Project

Volunteers from BRIDFAS and St Thomas Becket are undertaking a complete record of the church.