About us

St Thomas Becket Church is an Anglican Church in the Church of England Diocese in Europe. The Diocese in Europe stretches from Portugal to Russia!

In Germany, France and Italy, American Episcopalians have sister churches. Together the parishes in Germany are called the Council of Anglican/Episcopal Churches in Germany- CAECG

We are keen members of the ACKH – the Hamburg Churches Together.

The parish has existed since 1612, the Anglican church being one of the first non-Lutheran churches to be permitted to establish itself in Hamburg as a concession to the Merchant Adventurers – the English traders guild in the City. In 2012, the church celebrated its 400th anniversary – see the STB400 website. The present church building, neo-classical in style, has existed since 1838.

Today the Church has about 130 members on the electoral roll and typically 90-110 regular worshippers of all ages and many nationalities each Sunday. The congregation includes many Germans, who one way or another have found themselves to feel at home in the Anglican tradition. The Parish Eucharist (Anglikanische Messe) is held every Sunday at 10:30. We aim to be inclusive and ecumenical in approach and practice. People of all nationalities and denominations are welcome to our Services and other Activities.

Even if you can’t come to church, or have had no previous contact with a church, do be encouraged to get in touch. You might find this a good starting point to get to know people in Hamburg: many in the congregation have themselves had the experience of being newcomers to the City.

Children (6-13) are especially welcome to attend Junior Church (Sunday School) which meets at 10.30 on Sundays.

The church is located in the centre of Hamburg close to the Hauptkirche St. Michaelis and is easy to reach by public transport.

Please consult these web pages for further information and take a look at the house journal “Becket News” to get an insight into things that are going on.