We join with millions across the world in congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, on the birth of their son and echo the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, 'May God bless this family with love, health and happiness in their shared life ahead'.
Bishop David's blog brings his readers up to date with the progress on STB's buiilding work. Nice to be mentioned in dispatches!
On Sunday 4 August at 14:00 there will be a service in St. Katharinen Kirche at which Fr Matthew will preach commenorating the bombing of Hamburg in 1943. The intensive bombing left >40 000 civilians dead and most of the city destroyed. This service is a chance to reflect on the past, and give thanks for peace and reconciliation that we enjoy today.
A new diary with dates planned is available – just click on 'Church Event Calendar' to the right.
Watch out for the triathalon this weekend!
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Archbishop Justin Welby addressed the Methodist Conference on the subject of church unity and serving the poor. His address is well worth viewing which can be done from the Methodist Conference website here.
Archbishop Justin Welby paid a warm tribute to Bishop Geoffrey on the last day of the General Synod which is also Bishop Geoffrey's last before retirement. Exerpts of the speech can be heard here.
At last there is something we can call summer! To celebrate the Wanderers will be holding their traditional July Shared Picnic Lunch in the Stadpark following a walk through the park to the Pinguin Brunnen.
Meet at the exit from the Hudtwalcker Strasse U1 station at 11am. with food to share, something to drink and something to sit on.
If possible please let Cicely know if you plan to come, so that she can look out for you at the msutering point, though not essential.,
Contact details: 040/86 07 90; mobile; 0162 635 93 98
Archbishop Justin Welby's opening address to General Synod challenged the church's response to changes in contemporary society. Well worth reading or listening to on the ABC's website.
Our Chaplain Fr Matthew has found some reinforcements!
On Sunday, 7 July at 7:00 pm the Australian Chamber Choir under the direction on Douglas Lawrence will be giving a concert entitled BRIDGE OF DREAMS at the Ökumenisches Forum HafenCity, Shanghaiallee 12-14, 20457 Hamburg. The theme is bridge building between the old and new world and this is reflected in the music that will be performed. The choir itself represents the multi-cultural society that Australia has become, with both professional and amateur musicians.
The concert is sponsored by the Rolner Stiftung in support of the Ökumenische Forum. Entrance is free but donations for the work of the Ökumenische Forum will be gratefully received.
After the concert there is a chance to meet members of the choir in Café ElbFaire.
Please do support this event and encourage others to come along. Our Chaplain will be there!