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Bishops ‘paired’ to work on unity

Bishops Robert and David have been nominated by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis to be commissioned among 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from across the world to take part in united mission in their local areas. Read more on this story on the Diocese in Europe website or…

Bishop David’s sermon

Bishop David's sermon preached at Father Leslie's licensing on 17 September 2016 is now online. You can view or download it here (127 kB).

Big ecumenical turnout for Hamburg induction

Ecumenical friends from near and far turned out in force for the Licensing on 17 September of Revd Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel as new Chaplain of the Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket. Also there to welcome him was the British Honorary Consul, Nicholas Teller. Father Leslie, until recently the Archbishop of Canterbury’s International Ecumenical…

Dates to note

Holden Evening Prayer

7:00pm on Wed, 2nd November

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.