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.

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.

Once round the Alster

On 11 November 2017 the Church Wanderers will be walking round the Außenalster as we did in November last year.   We meet at 10:30 in Dammtor Station in front of the Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum. This is a short walk to suit the cold, dark time of year and will take 2 to 3 hours, depending on how often we feel the need to eat or drink something warming on the way! Please mail Nicki – nicki.schiller (at) gmx.de – by 10:00 p.m. on 10 November if you would like to come.
Please note that the December walk will be on the third Saturday in the month, on 16 December, so that we don’t clash with the Nine Lessons and Carols Service at the Church on the 9th.