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.
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.
We wish all those taking part in the 33rd Deutscher Evangelisher Kirchentag in Dresden a safe trip, and a rewarding experience
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.
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.
For social media fans there is now a St Thomas Becket community on
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
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.