Summer Serenades on 2 July

St Thomas Becket Church invites you to an evening of music and dance on Saturday, 2 July 2016 at 6pm.

The Anglican Consort, Nick Wiseman-Ellis (melodeon), Ulla Grün (German smallpipe), and the Hamburg Morris Dance team will be coming together to share

  • Songs by John Dowland and other Renaissance masters
  • English folk music
  • Morris dancing

Entrance is free, donations in support of the church welcome.

Download the flier.

An evening with the Beatles

On 8 July at 7.30 pm Stefanie Hempel will be treating us to an evening with the Beatles, a mixed bag of songs and stories.

Stefanie Hempel fell in love with music at a very young age. The reason was a Beatles tape. “All at once my life went into a new direction,” she says. “My passion for music awoke.”

When she was only 10 she was already composing her own music – all love songs for John Lennon. For years she has been paying tribute to her love for the “greatest band of all time” with her Musical Beatles Tour in Hamburg.

Entrance is free – donations are welcome and will benefit the English Church.

You can find out more about Stefanie on her website.

Wanderers head for Bad Segeberg

Catherine and Richard Perrin will be leading us the Church Wanderers on a 9 km circular walk round the lake at Bad Segeberg on Saturday 11. June.  Those interested in wildlife should bring their binoculars. At one point there is also the option to walk up to the top of the Kalkberg.  Bring a light lunch and  look forward to some good coffee and cake at the end of the walk! If you wish to join the group, please contact Nicki Schiller for further details and let her know by Thursday 9 June if you intend to come: 0176 30 393 063, nicki.schiller(at)

New Chaplain for St Thomas Becket

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel to be the new Chaplain of St Thomas Becket Church. He is expected to arrive in Hamburg in mid-September.


Father Leslie is currently the Archbishop of Canterbury’s International Ecumenical Secretary and European Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity. Born and brought up in South India, he has previously lived and worked in Germany, and is married to a German priest. Father’s Leslie’s own experience of crossing cultural boundaries will resonate with many of us.

A fluent German speaker, Father Leslie is also a keen church musician and a cricket enthusiast. A press release containing further details can be downloaded here as a PDF: English (291 KB), German (293 KB)