In an impassioned speech to the General Synod meeting in York Bishop Robert has been speaking about the effect of the Referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union has had on the Diocese in Europe.
He spoke about the many church members in Brussels who are upset and anxious at the result. He offered an insight into the feelings of many British people across the diocese who are uncertain and nervous for the future.
He also took up a suggestion made by a Vicar in Cheshire suggesting twinning links with churches in the diocese.
You can hear his speech in full HERE
Having enjoyed three long and lovely walks in the last quarter (see next edition of the Becket News for details if you missed some of them), it’s now time to have our summer picnic. I hope you will be able to join us in the Jenisch Park again on Saturday 16 July. This is really an amble rather than a proper walk, but those wanting to do more after lunch can always walk back towards the city centre along the Elbe or visit the Botanical Garden in Klein Flottbek. We meet at Klein Flottbek S-Bahn station at 11 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch and something to share – and be prepared to hug trees! Please let Nicki Schiller know by Thursday 14 July if you are coming: tel 04104 6999266.
St Thomas Becket church welcomes you to an evening of Beatles Songs performed by Stephanie Hempel on Friday 8 July at 7.30pm. Stephanie is a well-known for her Beatles Tours of St. Pauli. This is an opportunity to hear Stephanie live, playing the pop world’s ultimate classics. The event is free. Donations for the church would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends. Download flier.
Bishops Robert and David have written a pastoral letter to congregations in the Diocese in the wake of the majority vote in the UK referendum in favour of leaving the European Union. You can read the full text here.