Next collection for Hanseatic Help, Sunday 18th February

And may I begin with a heartfelt plea, only to bring exactly what is asked for on the list below please. Note info. re sizes in particular. Thank you!

Unfortunately, this didn’t happen with our first, trial collection last year – and Hanseatic Help won’t take anything else, so please read carefully and adhere to this list of February requirements:

Hanseatic Help would be grateful for your donations of Men’s winter jackets, Everyday women’s clothing only sizes L and XL, Baby clothes in sizes 50/56 and 62/68, Large rucksacks (25 litres and bigger), Sleeping bags, Underwear: new socks and pants, New toiletries.

Please bring items to the 10.30 service on 18th Feb. and we will then deliver them during the week. Thank you!

Interested in being confirmed this year?

If so, or if you have questions, please let Revd Jules know as soon as possible, and sign up on the list to the left of the main door in the church building (please now write your name on the list, even if we have had an earlier conversation. Thank you!)

There is no age limit when it comes to confirmation, so this is an invitation for adults as well as the more usual teenagers.

Once the group has been formed, there will be a course of preparation over the next months (times arranged to fit). Bishop Robert will visit us for the final service of Confirmation, on Sunday 17th November, 2024. During the classes we learn more about our faith, liturgy, the Bible, God, Anglicanism and other things too. The sessions are interesting and enjoyable, so if you think you might be ready to take this next step forward in your faith, please get in touch. 

(Women’s) World Day of Prayer 2024

This year the Christian women of Palestine have prepared the material and offer the cultural context.

You are once again invited to take part in an English-language ZOOM Workshop (Saturday 10th Feb, 13.00 – 15.00, advance registration required) and WDP service, followed by refreshments, in Bethanian, Martinistr. 49 (Saturday 24th Feb, 15.00 – 17.00).

Co-ordinators, Revd Jules, Pastorin Uta Gerstner and Mary Frances Ludolph.

There will be background information about the women’s home context in Palestine, and prayers for peace. The headline text is from Ephesians 4: ‘I beg you – Bear with one another, in love’ and the programme calls us to do just that – to bear with each other in Christian love, despite all difficulties and oppression. 

For the workshop (10th), please register in advance by email to this address: Or, speak to Revd Jules. For the service (24th), just turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you!