This was the theme of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Wllliams, last Christmas sermon as Archbishop. You can read all about it here.
The Archbishop has been made a Peer of the United Kingdom by HM The Queen upon his retirement from the See of Canterbury.
Monday 24 December Christmas Eve
16:00 Family Christms Eve Service (Service for children)
23:30 Candlelit Mass to ring in Christmas with Holy Communion.
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day
10:30 Christmas Day Eucharist with English Carols
Flyer for Christmas here
We extend a special welcome to those visiting Hamburg at this time.
Please note that this year there will be a separate service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 17:00 Saturday, 15 September.
The Junior Church Nativity will be performed as part of the Sunday Eucharist for the third Sunday in Advent at 10:30.
Everyone is most welcome at both these services.
Wanderers please meet outside the Hauptbahnhof Reisezentrum at 10.20 to catch the 10.50 Metro train to Lüneburg arriving at 11.22.
Please let Cicely know by Friday midday at the latest, if you are coming.
Snow is forecast for Saturday which will add to the Advent atmosphere, but do come warmly clad and with suitable footwear. No picnic lunch this time, as there will be plenty of stalls at the Weihnachtsmarkt selling tempting snacks. However, a warm drink (or a tot of something stronger?!)would be a good idea to cheer us on the walk.
Trains back to Hamburg run hourly at 28 mins past each hour.
Come and join the Advent singing in St. Petri Kirche 19:30 Thursday 6 December with Churches Together (ACKH). STB's Choir will be singing too!
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So the Christmas Markets are upon us again. This is a great time of year to meet up with friends for glühwein and chat.
It is also a time when the city is pretty full and you may desire to escape the crowds and find a space for a bit of peace and quiet.
We offer just such a space in STB church. A team of enthusiatic carpenters and model builders have built a real life sized stable where we invite you to enter and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, inspired by this month's Pause for Thought.
We are now in the season of Advent. Advent marks the start of the Church calendar and traces the preparation of God's people for the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
To mark this season, the Church of England offers a series of daily reflections available as a podcast which can be accessed here.