Ecumenical Day 8th June

There will be a special church service at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 8th June at St. Petri to celebrate Tag der Ökumene. Members of St Thomas Becket church and others are welcome to attend.

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE!

For those not out of town at Kirchentag, do please try and make it to the Ascension Day Service at 10.30 am, Thursday 2nd June.

A good sermon is promised – our current locum Dr John Arnoid, former Dean of Durham Cathedral will be taking the service.

Hamburg Marathon!!

Sunday 22nd May is Hamburg Marathon Day. If you plan to come to church, you are strongly recommended to come by public transport.

The runners will be running along the Elbchausee, and up the Reeperbahn. See the
Hamburg Marathon website for the route and HVV for changes to bus route.

Welcome to our next locum

Our thanks to Revd Gottfried Grünewald for leading the service last Sunday. The sermon explaining the difference between a pastor and chaplain has left a thought trail!

This Sunday we welcome Revd Dr John Arnold, who will be with us until 5th June.

Dr Arnold is a former Dean of Durham, a very distinguished priest, and has been President of the Council of European Churches. His wife Annaliese is German, and they both speak fluent German.

We extend a very warm welcome.

URGENT MESSAGE FROM BISHOP DAVID

Bishop David has posted on his blog an urgent message from the Chaplain of Christ Church Amsterdam, the Revd Mark Collinson concerning the plight of a Ugandan national about to be deported back to Uganda. Your prayers are asked for. Further information can also be found
here.

A chance to learn about honour and shame!

Each year the Council for the Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany CAECG
offers an opportunity for anyone connected with the Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany to participate in a Christian Education Weekend.

This year it will take place at St. Catherine’s Church in Stuttgart and will be led by Rev. Dr. Robin Stockitt from the Anglican Church in Freiburg.

The theme will be looking at the question of ‘Honour and Shame’ in selected biblical texts and finding connections with our own culture today.

Please refer to the CAECG website and
flyer information for further details. Dates are 1-2 July.

Wanderers on amphibious excursion!

Saturday 14th May sees the Wanderers off for a 'Wattwanderung' from Cuxhaven to the island of Neuwerk.

Travel instructions: 9.45 meet at Hamburg Main Station Travel Centre.

10.07 depart on Metronom Train to Cuxhaven, arriving 11.50.

Walk to harbour and along the coast westwards.

13.00 picnic lunch near Duhne

14.30 tide should be low enough to walk away from shore.

17.30 approx. walk onshore to Sahlenburg. Coffee and cakes.

Bus to Cuxhaven. 18.10 or 19.10 train from Cuxhaven to Hamburg, arriving at either 20.00 or 21.00.

Walking all the way to Neuwerk and back in one day may be rather
ambitious, but there is the option of walking there and returning on a
horse-drawn coach!

Your Wanderer-in-chief advises 'Do bring amphibious footwear and wear shorts! If we don't walk as far as the shells and stones, it is possible to go barefoot, but ideally wear shoes that can be either washed or thrown away afterwards, e.g. old jogging shoes or tie-on plastic shoes, which don't slip off in 20cm of sludge. Bathroom flip-flops are useless.

Group train tickets will be purchased as usual, so please let Stuart know by Friday 13 May if you intend to come.