New Chaplain for St Thomas Becket

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel to be the new Chaplain of St Thomas Becket Church. He is expected to arrive in Hamburg in mid-September.


Father Leslie is currently the Archbishop of Canterbury’s International Ecumenical Secretary and European Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity. Born and brought up in South India, he has previously lived and worked in Germany, and is married to a German priest. Father’s Leslie’s own experience of crossing cultural boundaries will resonate with many of us.

A fluent German speaker, Father Leslie is also a keen church musician and a cricket enthusiast. A press release containing further details can be downloaded here as a PDF: English (291 KB), German (293 KB)

2 thoughts on “New Chaplain for St Thomas Becket

  1. We are a group of of people, named “Herbstzeitlose”, in the parish of Alt-Rahlstedt, Hamburg, meeting once a month. Our topics are Christianity, faith, other churches and religions etc.
    We would like to get in contact to you, visit your church and get to know you.
    Father Andrew Winyak, whom I phoned in April told me, to wait a while, because he was soon leaving. Meanwhile you are happily expecting canon Dr. Nathaniel and we hope, we can meet him then.

    1. I have forwarded your message to our church warden and our locum priest. It would be fantastic if you’d come and visit us!

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