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:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84904201394?pwd=SWZLSU1XYTM2T21kZ2Q4TXN0aXRkdz09

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.

Handicrafts Club – NEW! Calling all crafters.

Do you enjoy handicrafts? Would you like to learn some new skills? Want to make things to donate to the Handicrafts stall at the Church Bazaar? If so, the Handicrafts Club is for you.

We will have a kick-off meeting on Thursday 22nd September in Bahrenfeld at 18.00; we’ll supply tea and biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own projects (knitting, crochet, beading etc.) to work on, or if you are interested there will also be a tutorial on bobbin-lace making from Ale (with the aim of teaching you how to make a pretty lace bookmark – see picture).

We will supply everything you need for the bobbin-lace making. If you are able we suggest a donation of 5€ to cover the cost of materials. If you are interested in joining us please register here https://forms.gle/yMk1FvNEBxpY3TvTA by Monday 19th September, so we know how many we are expecting and how many of you would like to try your hand at bobbin-lace. Once you’re registered we’ll send you more details about the venue and how to get there. Any other questions, please email: stthomashandicrafts@gmail.com

Are you driving to Britain this Summer? – then please help make the Bazaar a success!

Please consider doing some shopping for some of the items which sell so well each year on the STB Bazaar’s ‘British Products stall’, and bringing them back with you to Hamburg. 

On your return, you can re-claim the cost of your purchases, or you may prefer to donate the goods instead. Most items are not bulky or heavy, and each shopping bag full means a lot on Bazaar day! 

For more information, and advice on what to get, please contact Nicki Schiller. If you do not have Nicki’s contact info, please email us at communcations@anglican-church-hamburg.de and we will get you in touch with her. Thank you!