Lenten Course – Handing on the Torch

There has been a very promising response with many people signing up for the Lent course – now do make sure you show up!

For those who consider themselves of more mature years, the group will meet at the Chaplain's flat 19:30 Wednesday 29 February. For those still young, the group will meet 19:30 on Friday 2 March. If you are unsure as to your age category, please contact the Chaplain. About 30 books have been ordered!

A grand old lady pulls rank!

Well here we are celebrating 400 years of and Anglican church presence in Hamburg, while the lady behind the altar claims another 100 years!

Raphaels iconic Sistine Madonna, a copy of which is behind the altar in St Thomas Becket Church, is 500 years old. To celebrate this, a major anniversary exhibition is being held in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Semper Building at the Zwinger
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
. The exhibition runs from 26. 5. – 26. 8. 2012 Tues – Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.. Further information can be found

(scroll down for a link to PDF in English).

The Great Debate!

Finally it happened: two former Oxford professors got together to discuss a few differences of opinion, but also perhaps counter to expectations, many views in common.

Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams discussed “The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin” in a dialogue chaired by Sir Anthony Kenny at Oxford University 23 February. A rather donnish affair, that begins with Richard Dawkins admitting to singing a hymn in the shower….

Highly recommended though lengthy viewing

Services for March April

After all the excitement of the past weeks, it is now time to shift gear and concentrate on the season of Lent.

To help focus your thoughts during this special season there are not only the usual Sunday services, but a special Evensong performance of John Stainer's Crucifixion.

Details of all services can be found on the Services page of the website and on this



A thanks to all who joined us from near and far for the Thanksgiving Service on Saturday. Please refer to the STB400 website for texts and videos of the service.

Bishop Geoffrey's Sermon at the Eucharist with Norbert's confirmation, 19 February 2012 can be accessed


Simon Gill RIP

It is with sadness we report the recent unexpected death of Simon Gill whose pioneering missionary work in Palawan in the Philippines we have supported with prayers and information on this website.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

No wandering off 11 Feb

Due to the first of the new 400th anniversary Choral Evensong being held Saturday, 11 February 17:00, the Wanderers walk planned for that day is postponed. Cicely would like to know if there are any takers for doing the Altona to Blankenese walk on Saturday 25 February instead. Please get in touch!