First church recording meeting, 15 May

A first meeting on the planned Church Recording Project will be held in the church on Thursday 15 May, 2014 at 6pm – all welcome. In this joint project between BRIDFAS Hamburg and the Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket, groups will work together on different areas of the church, such as metalwork, stonework, textiles, paintings, windows, library, compiling and photography. We need as many hands as possible, including people who can offer some sort of expertise in these areas. Participants will be able to offer as little or as much work or help as they wish and the recorders will be a mix of those from within BRIDFAS and the church community, as well as anyone outside who wants to get involved. For further information, see the BRIDFAS website.

Hafengeburtstag this weekend

Don't forget it's the Hafengeburtstag this weekend, 9-11 May. The roads will be busy and parking near the church will be scarce. Maybe it's yet another Sunday when public transport would be better.

New Bishop announced

The next Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe will be the Reverend Canon Dr Robert Innes, currently Senior Chaplain and Chancellor of the Pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity Brussels. For details see the Diocese in Europe website. You can find an interview with the new Bishop by Diocesan Communications Officer Paul Needle here.

Choral evensong this Thursday

Our very own St Thomas Becket Consort is singing choral evensong on Thursday, 8 May at 7pm. All the music is from the great Tudor period of English choral composition, with the introit by Tallis, the canticles by Gibbons and the anthem by Byrd. You can find more information on STB's Facebook page.

Hamburg Marathon: leave your car at home

On Sunday 4 May it's the Hamburg Marathon. There will be no vehicle access to St Thomas Becket, as we're within the marathon route. Please leave your car at home and come by public transport instead. Leave yourself plenty of time, too, because the trains and pavements will be full.