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

Concordia Chamber Choir to sing at May Evensong

For our next Choral Evensong on 25th May we are excited to welcome the Concordia Chamber Choir from South London.

The choir was founded in January 1998, initially as an offshoot of the Dulwich Choral Society; the inaugural concert was given in Guys Hospital Chapel in November 1998 in aid of the Evelina Children’s Hospital Appeal.

Concordia is made up of approximately thirty singers from around the Dulwich area, and beyond. Initially conducted by Susan Farrow, and subsequently by Graham Ross, the choir is currently directed by Dan Ludford-Thomas, who began with the choir in 2010. Their repertoire includes anything from Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt and Eric Whitacre, via Cole Porter, Vaughan Williams and Britten. The choir has toured to Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark.

The Concordia Chamber Choir
The Concordia Chamber Choir

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.

For more information, please download the official flyer here.

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.