Bishop David's blog gives us some insight into what went on at the CAECG meeting in Freiburg at the weekend. For the rest we will need to interrogate Karen who represented STB. Rumour has it that her flute playing was the hightlight of the conference!
Eurobishop Blog provides some news of the Anglican Bishop of the diocese most affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and a prayer posted on the Church of England website.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected.
We extend warm birthday greetings to the Michel, whose 350th Birthday is being celebrated. A younger church than St Thomas Becket – we will be celebrating 400 years in 2012 – but a good age nevertheless.
Dedicated on March 14, 1661, the Michel was named after the archangel Michael. It took some battering at the end of WWII, but now is fully restored and attracts over a million visitors each year.
There being no train driver strikes planned, the Wanderers are off as planned to Schwerin. See note below. If you are delayed please phone Cicely 0162 635 93 98. Make sure you have ticker before bording the train!
Enjoy the walk!
The annual general meeting of St Thomas Becket Church will be held after the Mothering Sunday service on 3rd April. New registrations for the Electoral Roll for this meeting are closed, but whether or not you are on it, please do come and support the Chaplaincy Council, old and new, by attending.
… and with it we have a new Pause for Thought reflecting on recent events in the CoE. How do we accommodate strongly held convinctions that are contrary to our own?
Please note the deadline for the next edition of BN is 16th March!
For those interested in attending the 33rd Deutscher Evangelisher Kirchentag there is a special price deal going if you can commit before 13th March – so hurry and make up your mind.
Price for all days/full program: 89,– Euro/Person incl. public transport.
Bus 52,– € per person, leaving in front of the Michel Church on Wednesday, 1st June.
Complete price for bus, (private) accommodation) and ticket: 160,– € per Person.
If you are interested, or require further information, please contact Birte on email fischer_birte(at)web.de.
To secure a place you need to give Name/Address/Telephone/Date of Birth.
Deadline is 13th of March.
And you might like to note that Kirchentag 2013 will be in Hamburg.
Carnivalling comes to an end folks. Wednesday, 9th March is Ash Wednesday – a chance for you to get into gear for Lent.
19.00 Eucharist with Penitential Rite.
How about giving up Facebook for Lent? See
This month's walk on Saturday 12th March will hopefully take the Wanderers to Schwerin – locomotive driver strikes permitting.
Rendezvous outside the Reisezentrum at Hamburg Hbf by 10.05 to catch 10.26 train to Schwerin. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Group tickets will be purchased and costs shared. Do be punctual – it is school-holiday time and the train will probably be busy. Anyone arriving late should go straight to the platform.
The walk will be approx. 10 km. Please bring a picnic lunch, and the sun!
Note: due to the train drivers strikes, arrangements will be confirmed by Cicely on Friday, 11th by email and posted on this website, so if you are planning to come please let Cicely know – contact details on 'Wanderers' under 'Activities'