2G Church Bazaar

Due to the new Hamburg covid regulations, the Church Bazaar on 20 November will be run as a 2G event.

Access to the bazaar will be permitted only for people who are

  • vaccinated
  • recovered fully from covid with written proof
  • under 18
  • or have a medical written document exempting them from vaccination

This will be cross checked against ID cards/passports/your smartphone before entering the church.

Standard precautions – masks, social distancing – apply. Not more than 50 visitors may be in the church at any one time.

We hope you still come, enjoy and buy all the wonderful things on offer.

Order your Christmas cards in aid of our church – on sale now

After the success of last year’s online sales of our popular recycled cards sold in aid of the historic English Church of St Thomas à Becket, we are repeating the online ordering option this year alongside physical sales. Motifs range from religious and nativity scenes, winter landscapes, robins, Christmas scenes, animals, humorous, and other festive themes such as wreaths, flowers candles, etc. The cards, complete with envelopes, are 148 x 110 mm and have a Christmas and New Year greeting in English and German.

Cards can be ordered using this Order Form or by telephoning Judith Holst. The cards will also be on sale at some events including the Church Bazaar on 20 November, and after the Sunday service from 21 November until 19 December.

Banker, Bankrupt, Builder – Henry Canning Esquire

A short illustrated biography researched and written by Dr. Madeleine Resuehr is available now.

It is thanks to Henry Canning, British Consul General to Hamburg from 1823-1841 that we have the historic building in Zeughausmarkt, and can still worship there as STB church today. Henry succeeded in persuading the Hamburg Senate to give the British community a plot of land on which to build a new church and in encouraging British merchants, their Hamburg associates and the British Government to donate the funds necessary.

The new English Church was dedicated in 1838 and, as a mark of respect, Henry Canning was laid to rest there after his death in 1841.

This short booklet fills in the gaps about his childhood, tells of his business ventures, his marriage and family, and solves a mystery. 

You can buy a copy after Sunday morning services (see Madeleine) or order one, by sending an email to info@anglican-church-hamburg.de. Price: €7.50. All proceeds go to church funds. 

Condolence books for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

On Friday, 9 April, Buckingham Palace announced the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no books of condolence in the UK or overseas. Members of the public wishing to express their condolences may do so here – www.royal.uk.

Prince Philip, who was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, was named Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark and baptised into the Greek Orthodox Church. He became a member of the Church of England in 1947, renouncing his membership of the Greek Orthodox Church and his Greek and Danish royal titles on his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, who was to become Queen on the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952.

The Archhbishop of Canterbury celebrated and preached at a Eucharist and Service of Remembrance for The Duke of Edinburgh at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday, 11 April. A recording of the service can be found on the cathedral website.

BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sunday’ programme on 11 April 2021 devoted segments to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Christian faith and how it informed his views on the environment. You can find it on the BBC Sounds website or the BBC Sounds app.