This year’s Church Bazaar will be on Saturday 18 November, 11.00 – to 17.00 pm.
We still need your help with this major and most enjoyable event, so, please let the organisers know if you can join in. The more the merrier! We have all types of work still ahead of us, and can allocate according to your time.
Please come to the thanksgiving, and bring a gift of non-perishable food with you. We will gather these together during the worship, and then afterwards take the foodstuffs to the local Salvation Army, so that your donations can be used to help others.
Please stay on after the service, so that we can share food and fellowship together. Becket Mix will be making toasties and waffles to start us off; if you wish, please bring something of your own to eat and/or drink too. All welcome, and the more the merrier!
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)
This year’s course will be based around the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ (2014, about Stephen Hawking.) As part of each group sessions we will watch clips from the film (technology permitting), but please do view the film in advance too if you wish.
The course is organised to run over the five weeks of Lent, and will consist of 1. a group meeting each week in Zeughausmarkt, AND 2. a short daily Bible passage and reflection for you to undertake as individual devotion, for each day inbetween. All materials provided.
The Lent course group sessions will be offered on Thursdays AND Sundays in Zeughausmarkt 22 (upstairs in the warm room), with a maximum of 8 places in each – ie 16 places in total. Pre-registration is required, please email chaplain (at) anglican-church-hamburg.de to register.
This year we will be having a new Christmas carols ‘sing along’, with the choir to lead us, and just as importantly, an interval for tea and home made cakes. Appropriately this offering is called ‘Carols and Cakes’, and it will take place on Sunday 4th December at 16.00.
So, first of all, please invite anyone who likes to have a good old sing at Christmas time to come – there will be opportunity to request your favourites.
And then, if you could make and bring along a cake, please get in touch with Wendy Sprock in advance, to let her know. Ideally we want large cakes that can simply be cut into slices/pieces. (No scones please.) And on the day, we will of course also need helpers to set up before the service, and to serve the refreshments too. Thank you. Please let Wendy know if you can bring a cake on 4th, as soon as you can.
This will be the second meeting of the group, and anyone who enjoys crafting is very welcome to come along. This time, the plan is to meet in the church building in Zeughausmarkt. There will be the chance to learn new skills, and/or you can bring along whatever you are already working on.