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! 🙂