Save The Date: 16 May – Tag der Ökumene

The ACK (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen) in Hamburg invites everyone to an Ecumenical Service at St Trinitatis Church on 16 May 2018 at 19:00hrs. The sermon will be held by Dr. Matthias Ring, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of the Old-Catholics in Germany.

After the service we are looking forward by to a talk by our own Father Leslie with a discussion, followed by a reception.

Everyone is welcome!

Save The Date: MEISSEN – UNPLUGGED

The relationship between the EKD and the Church of England – A consultation in the changing local partnership context

14th April 2018, 09:00am – 6:30pm

THEME: Greater Unity – Closer Fellowship

LOCATION: Ökumenisches Forum HafenCity, Shanghaiallee 12, 20457 Hamburg

More information to follow in the beginning of March!

 

 

 

“Greater Love” by Yotin Tiewtrakul premieres on 18th March

On Sunday 18 March 2018 at 6 pm the choir of the Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket in Hamburg is performing the premiere of “Greater Love”, a new piece for choir, organ, piano and two soloists.

The composition by Yotin Tiewtrakul, the choirmaster at the “Englische Kirche”, tells the story of Christ’s Passion with passages of John’s gospel but also through the eyes of the medieval English mystic Julian of Norwich.

Two well-known anthems by Thomas Tallis (“A new commandment” and “If ye love me”) are also part of the piece. Not suffering in itself but love redeems the world – this is the experience “Greater Love” wants to share with the listeners.

You can follow Yotin and the choir on the “Greater Love” Instagram page for regular insights into the work on the new piece.

Friederike Krum to sing at Christmas Family Service

We’re excited to have Friederike Krum with us for our family service this year.
Friederike is an award-winning Mezzo Soprano from Hamburg based in London.
She is performing all over Europe and sang alongside incredible artists such as Plácido Domingo and Agnes Baltsa. Two weeks ago Friederike was asked to sing the National Anthem in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.
While enjoying Christmas back home with her family in Hamburg she will be at St Thomas Becket for our family service at 16.00hrs on 24th December with her family and will sing ”O Holy Night” by Adolphe Charles Adam.

Filmabend: “Englands Heimliche Hymne – Land of Hope and Glory”

Friends of Britain e.V. bittet seine Mitglieder und interessierte Gäste zu einem Filmabend in St Thomas Becket. Wir freuen uns, dass der Journalist und (Film-) Autor Axel Brüggemann im Anschluss an die Filmvorführung zum Gespräch bereit steht. Getränke und ein Imbiss sind erhältlich.

Weitere Details finden Sie unter: http://friends-of-britain.de/veranstaltungen/

 

Condolence letter to Bishop Robert – Bishop Geoffrey Rowell

Father Leslie and his wife Julie have shared their condolence letter regarding the death of Bishop Geoffrey Rowell to Bishop Robert with us:

 

Dear Robert,

The news of Bishop Geoffrey’s death came as a shock to both of us just as we were setting off on a short family visit to Bangalore in India. The informality of this response is owed to these circumstances.

We join the many who, having had the privilege of knowing Bishop Geoffrey and being blessed by his ministry, now mourn the loss of this great churchman, theologian and episcopal leader. He retained his very special humour and touched the lives of so many people, in so many ways and in so many different contexts.

For me, Leslie, he was an inspiration in particular in respect of the work relating to the Orthodox world. He was furthermore a prophetic voice of solidarity for Christian communities across the world who suffer persecution and oppression. He understood the pain of their situation. One of his key biblical verses in such situations was: we share with you in Jesus the persecution, and the kingdom and the patient endurance (Rev. 1.9).

I, Julie, remember him from his visit to St. Catherine’s Church in Stuttgart while still Bishop in Europe and from a very well received lecture on the Oxford Movement to theological students in Tübingen University a couple of years ago.

We thank the Lord for the life of Bishop Geoffrey; a witness to the love of God. We know him to be in God’s eternal kingdom of justice and love. May he rest in peace in the glory of God.

 

Warm regards as usual

Leslie

 

Remembering Bishop Geoffrey Rowell

The Right Reverend Dr Geoffrey Rowell, who was Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe until 2013, died peacefully after a short illness on Trinity Sunday at the age of 74.  The Diocese in Europe has posted a tribute on its website at the following link: http://europe.anglican.org/news/news/post/1274-tributes-to-bishop-geoffrey-rowell-rip

You might remember Bishop Geoffrey’s sermon at the 400th anniversary service for our church in 2012. If you would like to listen to it again in his memory, you can do so on our STB400 website: http://400years.anglican-church-hamburg.de/events/service-of-thanksgiving-400-years-anglican-church-in-hamburg/

Beethoven: Concert on 10 June canceled

We just got word from ProPiano that unfortunately the concert  “Der Sturm” that was supposed to take place at our church on Saturday 10 June 07:30 PM has to be canceled due to health reasons.

Please also note that the afternoon concert on the same day (“Hammerklavier”) was moved to the Klangmanufaktur (Wendenstraße 255).

All other concerts will take place as planned at our church. Please see our event calendar for details.