Bishop-designate builds his team

Bishop-designate Canon Robert Innes has appointed Ian White, an EU regional funding specialist, and David Fieldsend, an EU representation expert, to join the Bishop’s Office team in Brussels to strengthen links with the European Institutions. You can read more about the appointments on the Diocese in Europe website. Canon Robert will be consecrated on 20 July in Canterbury Cathedral and formally welcomed as the new Diocesan Bishop in Europe on 4 September in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Gibraltar.

Church Wanderers picnic in Stadtpark

It has become a tradition for the Church Wanderers to share a picnic lunch in the Stadtpark in July, and this year you are invited to come along on Saturday, 12 July to the exit from the U-Bahn station Sierichstrasse at 11.00am. Please come equipped with something on which to sit, food and drink to share and happy smiling faces. Eileen Liebender will be in charge, but there is no need to tell her whether you are coming. Just turn up.

Calling all writers

Your Becket News editor writes: We are already into June and it's time again to think of Becket News, as the next issue is due at the end of this month. What's planned for the next quarter? How are activities and groups progressing? Do you want to promote/share/just let people know what goes on?

PLEASE send your articles, event news, reports on activities and information by Saturday June 21 at the latest to becketnews [at]

You can e-mail as early as you like, the earlier the better to organise the content and layout. Photos are great, and a few words to go with them even better. In any case, please let the editor know if you will be submitting anything so space can be planned.

Wanderers off to Ratzeburg

Stuart Cooke has kindly planned the Church Wanderers' next outing to Ratzeburg this Saturday, 14 June.

Meet outside the Reisezentrum at Hamburg Hbf at 10.15 to catch the 10.27 R20 train towards Rostock. Get off at 10.58 in Büchen and change onto the R21 (direction Lübeck) dep.11.10. Arrival time in Ratzeburg 11.29. From the station, take a bus towards the city centre, alighting at Lüneburger Damm where there is a choice of a longer or shorter walk.

The longer route (10 kms) goes around the Großer Küchen See with a stop for a picnic lunch by the Fachauer Mühle and ends up at the cathedral, where there is a new café, the Bischof's Herberge, for K. u. K.

The shorter walk (with the possibility of a boat trip and/or a stroll through the city centre) follows a lakeside path and also ends up at the cathedral. Please bring a picnic lunch and be prepared for some light rain showers.


The journey is part of the HVV network, so if you have a season ticket, please make a point of finding out whether your particular ticket is valid for the Gesamtbereich at weekends or not and whether you can take another person for free. Please let Cicely know by 6pm on Thursday 12 June if you plan to come, including what ticket you have, if any: cicely-hollingsworth (at), tel: 040/86 07 90, mobile: 0162 635 93 98.

Prayer is theme of parish retreat

Father Matthew is arranging a parish retreat at Ansverus Haus in Aumühle on 19-21 June on the theme of prayer. The cost per person is EUR 112. Please add your name to the list by the church door if you would like to attend or speak to Fr Matthew.