Calling all cake makers: ‘Carols and Cakes’

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.

Tales & Tunes – A literary and musical journey on 22 September – Register now!

British Isles – Sagas and Legends – 22 September at 6:30 pm at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr

A literary and musical journey into the world of sagas and legends. Let yourself be enchanted by Celtic traditional sounds, fiddle music and songs!

Your guides: Jon Mortimer on the grand piano, Ian Mardon on the violin, Dylan Vaughn on the guitar, Vera Tacke on the cello, Lydia Struck and Jörg Gerhard with their bagpipes from the St. Pauli Pipes & Drums.

Guest: Baritone Richard Morrison from Scotland

TICKETS: 35,00€ incl. drinks & snacks. The proceeds of the evening will go to the Soldatenhilfswerk der Bundeswehr e.V. Please register by email by 15.09.2022 to

Calling musicians for our ‘Family Services’

Our new Family Services which will take place on the third Sunday morning of each month, starting September (at least that’s the plan!)

Do you play an instrument / sing in a band? Would you like to take part in this more informal service, on a regular or occasional basis? 

Repertoire will be varied, but include worship and children’s songs, as well as some more traditional hymns. Rehearsals will be on the day, at 09.45, just before the service, and we are especially keen to attract some new musicians. (Our choir and organist have 3rd Sunday mornings off!) 

If this might be your thing, don’t be shy. Please contact the Director of Music (Yotin, music (at) ) or the Chaplain (Jules, chaplain (at) ).

Reminder: Our regular services

Over the last year, we have established a number of regular services beyond our Sunday morning service. Not everyone might be aware of them yet! So, here is a current overview.

(We also update our website calendar monthly.)


Wednesdays, 8:30 AM

Morning Prayer on Zoom (ca. 30 minutes).

The link to the Zoom meetings is published monthly in our newsletter, the STB e-News. If you do not receive this newsletter yet, but would like to, please get in touch with us at info (at)

In person at Zeughausmarkt:

Thursdays, 12:00 PM

Mid-week Service

Holy Communion (BCP), said service (ca. 30 mins, with optional tea and coffee time after the service)

Please always double-check the calendar for the mid-week service, because while we do offer this service regularly, there are occasional gaps when it does not happen.

Sundays, 10:30 AM

Sunday Service

Choral Eucharist – with Junior Church!

Every third Sunday of the month, 03:30 PM

Choral Evensong

With the STB Choir or, on occasion, a visiting choir.

Evensong choir

A Benefit Concert of Classical Music – 10 Sept 7:00pm – with Astrid Müller and Rudolf Kelber

As part of the “Tag des offenen Denkmals”.

Works by J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, Henry Eccles, Paul Hindemith, William Flackton, César Franck.

Astrid Müller, voila and Rudolf Kelber, organ

Astrid Müller studied viola in Berlin, the USA and Israel and played with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonie Hamburg and others. She taught viola at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, 1996-2012.

Rudolf Kelber is the former church music director of St Jacobi, Hamburg (1982- 2015). He has given concerts all over Europe, most recently in Paris and took part in the inauguration concert which featured the new Elbphilharmonie organ.

Tickets: €12.00.

Please order your tickets at or speak to Madeleine R. or Christian in church. Cash or bank transfer. Bank details will be sent with confirmation of booking. E-tickets or paper tickets available.

If you wish to make a higher donation to the church, please add the sum to the price of your tickets.
All proceeds go to church funds. Thank you!

Corona regulations apply: vaccinated, recovered, tested – geimpft, genesen, getestet, and registration at the door.

#stayconnected: A short opening song for humming and with gestures

When the choir started meeting online to say Evening Prayer we figured very quickly that singing via Zoom is not very satisfying. So I asked Pastorin Anne Smets, a good friend of the choir, to lead us in a simple prayer with hand gestures. And so we have been starting our online Evening Prayer with this simple prayer ever since:

“Opening my ears / I listen with my heart / waiting for God”

This morning when updating the page about our online resources I removed (for copyright reasons) the Taizé songs which I recorded for Holy Week. And so I was left with the question what else to put there instead.

You see, it’s the simple things which are very likely to stick. And so of course our little “opening prayer” came up, and very quickly a simple melody:

I hope you all learn it so that you can hum along and pray with your hands when we gather again in the church!

Yotin Tiewtrakul, Choirmaster

#stayconnected: Yotin teaches us a Taizé song

One of the things we all miss the most about not being able to meet at church is certainly the music, especially the singing together.

And while we currently cannot do that as a congregation, you can still do so at home. To help you with that, our choirmaster Yotin is going to teach you a simple song from the Taizé song book today.

Just click on the video below and start singing! 🙂