Could you help sometimes with Junior Church?

If you think you might be interested, please get in touch. JC is held during each Sunday morning service, and we are very keen to recruit and train additional helpers so that we can keep this important ministry going for our children of primary school age. 

(Currently, we only have three regular helpers, and this is simply not enough to cover each week!)

So, please have a think about it, and if you have any questions talk to Nissi Marapatla, our JC leader. You will be supported, and can choose the weeks when you are on duty to assist. 

Thank you!

Countdown to 2023 Church Bazaar

Yes, just over one month left until the annual STB Bazaar (Saturday 18th of November, 11.00-17.00)!

You can download the flyer HERE.

All your favourite stalls, delicious food from around the world, and a couple of surprises too! Plus, a big push to ‘go green’ – using paper and wooden items on the food stalls instead of plastic (and if you want to join the initiative, bring your own plate, mug and cutlery with you from home, or re-usable containers for take-aways. Thank you.) 

If you have time on your hands, we still need your help with the preparation: just contact Eric Lord (in case you don’t have Eric’s email address, please send a note to and we will get you in touch with him). The more the merrier!

Baking for the cake stall and café is always needed; plus items for the British produce stall. And, if you want a free work-out on the day, please stay on for 15 minutes after the bazaar closes, to help us put all the furniture back into position for the next morning. The ‘pew moving team’ is lead by churchwarden Christian Nweze.

The Bazaar Team ’23 looks forward to hearing from you.

NEW: Bible Study, every Friday afternoon in July

A short thirty-five minute session each week, 15.15 – 15.50, looking ahead at the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday morning’s service. The Bible study will take place in Zeughausmarkt, so you can attend in person. Alternatively, you are welcome to join on Zoom simultaneously if you wish.

You can find the Zoom link in the July edition of the STB eNews. Alternatively, you can request it by contacting Revd. Jules at

Open Thursdays returns for a third summer

The church building will once again be open each Thursday during the three summer months of July, August and September between 11.00 and 14.00.

Pop in for a cup of tea, a chat, to visit the English bookstall, or to show your friends around St. Thomas.

Each Thursday someone from St. Thomas is also needed to be officially ‘on duty’ (along with the Chaplain), welcoming those who come in, brewing up as required, giving information, and generally keeping a watching brief. The sign up list for this (very pleasant!) duty is in church, or you can write to the Chaplain instead, if you would like to extend a welcome on one or more of the ‘Open Thursdays’.

Director of Music, and/or Organist sought

We are currently looking for person(s) who could play the organ in our services, and potentially lead our music at St. Thomas. As the only Anglican Church in north Germany, this is a unique opportunity to work in this rich, satisfying and distinctive tradition. Remuneration will not be huge, but there is a mini-job on offer for the right person. 

The full vacancy description can be downloaded in PDF format here. It includes contact details for our Chaplain and our choir leader who interested candidates can contact for an informal discussion.

Evensong choir

Would you like to be confirmed by the Bishop this year?

If you feel that St. Thomas is your church, and you would like to learn more about your faith, this could be the thing for you; and a real affirmation and blessing, as you affirm your commitment.

There will be a course of preparation (around six sessions), with the topics of God, the Bible, worship and Anglicanism and plenty of opportunity to explore both your questions and doubts. You can potentially be confirmed at any age, so this is an invitation to adults as well as younger people too.

Please get in touch with the Chaplain (chaplain (at) to express your interest, or to ask for further details. 

Save the Date: World Day of Prayer Service

Theme: ‘I have seen your faith’ (Ephesians 1:15)

On Saturday 25th February at 15.00, we will hold a World Day of Prayer worship service in Zeughausmarkt 22. The host country this year is Taiwan.

You are warmly welcomed to attend, learn more about Christianity in Taiwan, as well as explore this year’s theme. Christian groups from churches across Hamburg attend this service, and it is a good opportunity to share stories across the board.