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.
This year’s course will be based around the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ (2014, about Stephen Hawking.) As part of each group sessions we will watch clips from the film (technology permitting), but please do view the film in advance too if you wish.
The course is organised to run over the five weeks of Lent, and will consist of 1. a group meeting each week in Zeughausmarkt, AND 2. a short daily Bible passage and reflection for you to undertake as individual devotion, for each day inbetween. All materials provided.
The Lent course group sessions will be offered on Thursdays AND Sundays in Zeughausmarkt 22 (upstairs in the warm room), with a maximum of 8 places in each – ie 16 places in total. Pre-registration is required, please email chaplain (at) anglican-church-hamburg.de to register.
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.
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.
This year we will be having a new Christmas carols ‘sing along’, with the choir to lead us, and just as importantly, an interval for tea and home made cakes. Appropriately this offering is called ‘Carols and Cakes’, and it will take place on Sunday 4th December at 16.00.
So, first of all, please invite anyone who likes to have a good old sing at Christmas time to come – there will be opportunity to request your favourites.
And then, if you could make and bring along a cake, please get in touch with Wendy Sprock in advance, to let her know. Ideally we want large cakes that can simply be cut into slices/pieces. (No scones please.) And on the day, we will of course also need helpers to set up before the service, and to serve the refreshments too. Thank you. Please let Wendy know if you can bring a cake on 4th, as soon as you can.
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.
This will be the second meeting of the group, and anyone who enjoys crafting is very welcome to come along. This time, the plan is to meet in the church building in Zeughausmarkt. There will be the chance to learn new skills, and/or you can bring along whatever you are already working on.