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) anglican-church-hamburg.de) 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.  

Advent Prayers for Peace in Ukraine – 7, 14 and 21 December (online)

The Diocese in Europe offers Advent Prayer services to pray for peace in Ukraine on three Wednesdays this month: 7, 14 and 21 December at 18:30 (06:30 PM) Central European Time.

You can either join by Zoom (please see the details below) or follow the services via a live stream on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFPWCl3lijw

Zoom details:


Meeting ID: 849 0420 1394

Passcode: 127875

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

We have been producing Christmas cards by recycling used cards in aid of the historic English Church of St Thomas à Becket for over 30 years. After the success of the last two years’ online sales of these popular cards 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 double 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. However, cards will also be on sale at various events this year giving you the opportunity to choose your motifs personally. Please come to our Church Bazaar on 19 November 2022 from 11:00 – 17:00 hrs, visit our stand at the Victorian Christmas Market on 26 + 27 November 2022 from 11:00 -18:00 hrs or purchase your cards after the Sunday service from 20 November until 18 December 2022.

Church Bazaar on 19 November

This year’s church bazaar will take place in the church on Saturday, 19 November from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bazaar is a much-loved and integral part of the church calendar. Visitors and the worshipping community get together on the day to buy foodstuffs, handicrafts, handmade Christmas cards; browse the extensive and newly-refreshed English-language bookshop, and more. And to enjoy food from many nations, or a cup of tea in the cafe.

All proceeds go to charity, that is to the upkeep of the church and its work.

You can download the flyer here

STB tour of the Hamburg Library (Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg), with director Robert Zepf

Saturday 24th September, 11.00 – 13.00.

A real treat! This is a private tour, with documents of particular relevance to the history of the English and the church in Hamburg, and the chance to ask Robert questions about his job, and faith.

Registration in advance is essential: please sign up on the list in church, or contact the Chaplain directly to book your place(s). All are welcome, but capacity will be limited.