Open Thursdays returns for a third summer

The church building will once again be open each Thursday during the three summer months of July, August and September between 11.00 and 14.00.

Pop in for a cup of tea, a chat, to visit the English bookstall, or to show your friends around St. Thomas.

Each Thursday someone from St. Thomas is also needed to be officially ‘on duty’ (along with the Chaplain), welcoming those who come in, brewing up as required, giving information, and generally keeping a watching brief. The sign up list for this (very pleasant!) duty is in church, or you can write to the Chaplain instead, if you would like to extend a welcome on one or more of the ‘Open Thursdays’.

Director of Music, and/or Organist sought

We are currently looking for person(s) who could play the organ in our services, and potentially lead our music at St. Thomas. As the only Anglican Church in north Germany, this is a unique opportunity to work in this rich, satisfying and distinctive tradition. Remuneration will not be huge, but there is a mini-job on offer for the right person. 

The full vacancy description can be downloaded in PDF format here. It includes contact details for our Chaplain and our choir leader who interested candidates can contact for an informal discussion.

Evensong choir

The Arts Society of Hamburg presents the Church Record

Some of you will remember reading about the Church Recording project, organised by The Arts Society of Hamburg, whereby a small group of volunteers has recorded the contents and features of the inside of St Thomas à Becket in Hamburg to a high professional standard. The end result is a large, wonderfully bound book, which will be presented to the church after the morning service on Sunday 25 June.

This Record is the culmination of approximately 5 years’ work and its presentation has been delayed by Covid and by the church being closed in the winter as far as services were concerned. During the course of the research many interesting historic facts came to light as the team documented the memorials, metalwork, internal stonework, woodwork, textiles, pictures and documents.

We (the group of volunteers) very much hope that as many of you as possible will come along to this presentation and view the Record, which will thereafter be the property of the church.

A more detailed article will appear in the next Becket News giving you some background and history in respect of Church Recording.

Pat Pledger
(Co-ordinator of the Church Recording Team)