A new Pause for Thought has been added – reflections from Locum Chaplain Tony Rutherford's last weekend with us on the subject of Working Together.
Month: February 2011
Dates for your diary
A reminder that the deadline for the next edition of Becket News is 16th March.
Also to note is the AGM to be held 3rd April.
A Lent course 'A Rich Inheritance' is planned. Please let a Churchwarden (see About US – Contact page) know if you are interested in joining (in order to order the right number of texts).
Change over time!
On Sunday we bid farewell to Tony Rutherford who has been the locum Chaplain since 15th January, and on Sunday we welcome our next locum David Ratcliff.
Tony Rutherford's ministry has been much appreciated. Even in just a few weeks he has managed to get to know many people in the congregation and City. He has instigated the habit of a group post-eucharist Sunday lunch, which may well continue!
David Ratcliff, who arrives this week joined by his wife Gillian, is no stranger to St Thomas Becket, having been our Archdeacon until his retirement to Kent.
We look forward to welcoming them both to Hamburg. David Ratcliff will be serving as locum Chaplain until 14th March.
New Mothers' Union Website for the Diocese in Europe goes online
Hot news from the Eurobishop Blog, the announcement of the launch of a new website for the Mothers’ Union in the diocese. It is intended both to raise the awareness of the work and witness of the Mothers’ Union worldwide and to reflect the development of the MU within our own diocese.
to access the website.
Secondhand-Clothes-Sale 26 February
A Secondhand Clothes Sale is being held on Saturday 26th February from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm in the Mariä- Himmelfahrt Church, Hamburg-Rahlstedt, Oldenfelder Str. 23 (Train station Hamburg Rahlstedt and follow signs to church).
Good Secondhand Clothes will be sold for 1-2 Euros per piece with the proceeds going to one of Pater Hillen's mission projects in South Africa.
Good place to pick up a bargain and support a worthy cause.
Wanderers off again 12 Feb
The Wanderers are setting off on an old favourite walk – a round walk from Sülldorf and back to Sülldorf through Klövensteen with the possibility of going on to Falkenstein.
Meet at the exit from Sülldorf Bahnhof at 10.55 a.m. The S1 train (direction Wedel) depart Hamburg Hbf at 10.19, Landungsbrücken at 10.25 and Altona at 10.32. arrive. Sülldorf at 10.51.
Length 8.5kms or 11kms if we go as far as Klövensteen.
Please wear boots or stout walking shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather and bring a picnic lunch. If it's cold and/or wet we can take refuge in the “Ponywaldschänke” for some soup or a cup of coffee!
Kaffee u. Kuchen in Blankenese or Falkenstein before heading home.
Please contact Cicely if you plan to come – details on Wanderers page.
News from the Diocese of Jersusalem
The January edition of the Newsletter from the Diocese of Jerusalem is available here.
This edition of the Newsletter reports on Christmas visits and Services for Christian unity.