global.gerecht.gestalten, the church alliance for the G20 summit in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July, has published material that can be used by churches as a basis for their prayers for peace on Friday 7 July at 1800 hrs. It includes a suggested format prepared by our own chaplain, Revd Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel.
The material can be found on our website or downloaded from the alliance’s website: global-gerecht-gestalten.de
The alliance was founded to accompany the summit with prayer and action and to participate in peaceful activities before and during the summit. Its goal is to campaign for sustainable, viable development and draw attention to the churches’ standpoints on the issues addressed by the G20 summit.
The British Honorary Consulate in Hamburg is taking part for the first time in the Lange Nacht der Konsulate on 16 May from 6 pm to 10 pm. Some members of our congregation and others in Hamburg’s British community are supporting the event. You can find further details on the event flier.
…and so the Church Wanderers are doing just that on Saturday, 13 May: a 11.5 km stroll along the Baltic Sea coast from Timmendorfer Strand Promenade via Niendorf and over the Brodtener Ufer cliffs to Travemünde beach and harbour. Meeting point: in front of the DB Reisezentrum, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (north end of station) at 10:45 prompt to buy tickets for the 11.04 train to Lübeck. Stuart Cooke will be leading the walk, so please let him know before 2pm on 12 May if you’re coming: stuart (at) cooke.de
Good quality, clean and pressed clothes are still needed for the clothes stall at the church fleamarket on 6 May (see events below and our Facebook page). Also welcome are scarves, handbags, shoes/boots, toys, bric-a-brac, small furniture, sports items, etc. and cakes. Please contact Yotin (0176-72364865) to arrange a time to drop things off. Also, Lottie would welcome help setting up on 5 May. Please contact her if you can help: 0174-5682759/ info (at) b2h-scout.com
Our Annual General Meeting, at which the churchwardens and chaplaincy council are elected, will be held on 23 April after the Sunday service. All those on the electoral roll are eligible to vote. Please note that the Hamburg Marathon is on the same day. Come by public transport and allow extra time for the journey.
If you missed this great walk last year, here is your chance to do it at last! Richard and Catherine Perrin will be leading you round the lake at Bad Segeberg on Saturday, 8 April. This is really idyllic countryside and could even include climbing the Kalkberg – OK, it’s only 80 metres high!
Meeting Point: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof in front of the DB Reise Zentrum at about 10:40. This allows time for buying group tickets for the train, the RE8 (Lübeck-Travemünde Strand) which leaves at 11:04. After changing trains at Bad Oldesloe, you arrive in Bad Segeberg at 11:53 where Richard and Catherine will meet you at the station.
Please bring a light lunch. There are also many great cafés to look forward to at the end of the walk.
Please let Nicki Schiller know by Thursday, 6 April if you plan to come: 0176 30 393 063, nicki.schiller(at)gmx.de
The Anglican Consort and the Isabella Recorder Concert join forces this Friday, 31 March at 6 pm for a service of Choral Evensong with music by Thomas Tallis. For details please see our Facebook page.
Pianist Clare Hammond will be giving a recital in church on 29 March 2017 at 19:30. Recently awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist’ Award, she is forging a reputation as a presenter of brilliantly imaginative concert programmes. For details and tickets, please click the box “Clare Hammond” on the start page.
On 11 March Church Wanderers will be walking from Ohlstedt to Poppenbüttel. This is approx. 9 kilometres of woodland, water, park landscape and hills. With luck we will see the first signs of spring! Meeting point is the U-1 Station at Ohlstedt at 10:53. This means taking the U1 which leaves Hauptbahnhof Süd at 10:18. (If we all get into the third carriage, we can travel together.)
Bring along whatever refreshments you need to keep you going for three hours or so. The return journey is from Poppenbüttel S-Bahn.
Please let Nicki Schiller know by Thursday, 9 March if you plan to come: 0176 30 393 063, nicki.schiller(at)gmx.de.