Advent & Christmas Services at St Thomas Becket

As well as our usual 10.30 service on Sundays, December sees two carol services, the children’s nativity play and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. The first is a service of lessons and carols for Advent with our own chamber choir, the Anglican Consort, this Saturday, 1 December at 18.30. Our traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is on Saturday, 15 December at 18.00. You can find details on the flyer.

Church Wanderers in Kiel

It is now time to sign up for the long-awaited August walk on Saturday 11 August!  This is an outing to the coastal area round Kiel, brilliantly organized by Lee Shaw and offering plenty of walking, pleasant breaks and even the possibility of a ferry ride on the Kieler Förde.
MEETING POINT:  Hamburg Hauptbahnhof in front of the Deutsche Bahn Reise Zentrum.
TIME:   9:10  to allow time to get economical group travel tickets
DEPART HAMBURG:  9:43 on the RE70
ARRIVE KIEL HAUPTBAHNHOF:  10:55  Here the Wanderers meet Lee and take a bus to Strande where the walk begins. In case of delays on the day,  Lee can be contacted on his mobile phone: 0157 84083232.
PLEASE BRING:  Food and drink for the journey to Kiel and something for lunch if you don’t want to buy refreshments on the walk.  Additional bus and ferry fares may come to an estimated 8 Euro.
RETURN HAMBURG: 2 trains leave Kiel for Hamburg every hour , but what time the group gets back to Kiel Station depends on the walking pace, the length of the breaks and the choice of alternative routes, but probably not before evening. There is so much to see and enjoy and up to three hours good walking, so it is definitely worth the time invested!
Please phone Nicki Schiller (04104 6999266 or 0176 30393063) if you would like more details of the walk, and let her know by Friday 3. August, if you plan to come, so that she and Lee can coordinate the arrangements (nicki.schiller at gmx.de).

Becket News coming soon

The long-awaited next edition of Becket News should hit the virtual presses in July. There’s still time to contribute articles, reviews and photographs. Please e-mail becketnews [at] dawescom.de.

Off to the Baltic

The next Church Wanderers walk will be along the Baltic Coast near Kiel on 11 August. The Wanderers meet about once a month to walk, chat and eat (sandwiches, cake, ice cream, you name it). If you’d like to be added to the list, please contact Nicki Schiller – nicki.schiller [at] gmx.de

Read all about it!

The new edition of our parish magazine, Becket News, is hot off the virtual press. It’s full of absorbing articles about pilgrimages to Rome and Wittenberg, exciting discoveries in the archives 70 years after the church was reconsecrated following wartime damage, news of our new youth group  and more. You can find it here on the website. If you prefer a printed copy, there are usually a few issues on sale in church. Back numbers can be found in the Becket News archive.