In the days running up to his enthronement, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Justin Welby, invites people to join him in a journey in prayer as he visits 5 Cathedrals.
And on Saturday March 16th he invites people to gather at 10:30 by the blue plaque marking the birthplace of St Thomas Becket before moving on to St Paul's Cathedral.
This would be a fitting time for members of STB to remember Justin Welby in our prayers as he takes on a job that is probably one of the most impossible challenages, barring being Pope!
There are many people looking for somewhere to sleep during Kirchentag 1-5 May. If you, or some one you know can offer a bed, please let Cicely know. Thanks!
The next Wanderers outing is Saturday, 9 March. We shall travel by train to Schwerin where Stuart is planning to lead us from the station for about 2kms through the town and then along garden and lakeside paths. About 10 kms in all.
We meet outside the Reisezentrum at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof at 10am to catch the RE 4309 leaving from platform 6a at 10.25. Please be punctual! When we see how many of you arrive, we shall buy Meck-Vorpomm tickets accordingly and divide the cost equally.
Arrival back in Hamburg at 7.30 pm at the latest.
Lunch will either be a picnic or 'gastro pub' depending on weather. There will be places to buy your picnic if need be. In any case it is advisable to bring a drink and a little snack to keep one's strength up.
Please let Cicely (Cicely-hollingsworth (at) t-online.de; tel: 040/86 07 90; mobile 0162 635 93 98) or Stuart (stuart.cooke (at) cooke.de mobile: 0178 5616463) know if you are going.
NB Achtung! Those travelling to Hamburg HBf by S-Bahn from the western suburbs should be aware that owing to works between Altona and the main station trains will run along the route S 31 route via Dammtor only and will not necessarily follow the normal time-table. Please allow plenty of time for your journey!
Just in case you wondered, here is Busted Halo's take on electing a Pope from Rev. Bosco Peters website on Liturgy.