We celebrate a morning service every Sunday in St George’s Church in Berlin Neu-Westend (10.30). And on most Sundays we also hold a service in the evening at the Marienkirche in Berlin-Mitte (18.00). By offering services in both locations we hope that you will be able to join us, no matter where you live in the city. All services are in English.
On the third Sunday of each month we also offer an Anglican evening service in the Dresden Frauenkirche.
Sunday Morning Eucharist - Neu-Westend
10:30 St George’s Church.
The Church was built in 1950 and is at the heart of of St George’s activities.
Most Sundays with Children’s Church and play area for toddlers. Ample free parking.
Sunday Evening Eucharist - Berlin-Mitte, Marienkirche
18:00 St George’s in Berlin-Mitte.
Evening services are held at the historic Marienkirche, next to the Fernsehturm - TV tower - near Alexanderplatz. During the university semester we are in the side chapel of the Marienkirche; during the university holidays in the main church.
Sunday Evening Prayer - Dresden, Frauenkirche
18:00, third Sunday of the month
The Dresdener Frauenkirche, a magnificent cathedral in the center of the old town, was destroyed during the Second World War. Through the reconciliation work of Coventry Cathedral, also destroyed in the war, and its Community of the Cross of Nails, the Frauenkirche was rebuilt and a close partnership with Coventry continues to be lovingly nurtured. As a part of its own reconciliation work, and to strengthen its ties with the Anglican Communion, the Frauenkirche invited St George’s Berlin to lead an Anglican Evening Prayer in English there on the third Sunday of every month, which has been maintained now for over five years.
Every Sunday at St George’s we celebrate the Eucharist, the service of Holy Communion, which central to Christian worship.
All Christians are welcome to receive the sacrament or a blessing if you prefer. On the first Sunday of the month we also offer prayers for healing.
BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION
Baptism and Confirmation are the two rites of Christian initiation.
In Baptism we are made members of the Body of Christ on earth, and give thanks to God for the new life He offers us in Christ. In the Anglican Church, commonly young children are baptized. However, it is also possible to be baptized as an adult.
Baptism is a sacrament, an outward sign of an inward grace. In the Christian tradition it is traced back to Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan.
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. and just as he was coming up out of water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
Confirmation is a step of personal faith, and a special way in which we are confirmed with God's grace. On the one hand, the presence of God’s gift of the Holy Spirit is confirmed in you through prayer and the lying of the bishop’s hands; on the other hand you confirm your faith and your membership of the body of Christ.
At St George’s we have a confirmation service every second year. On Sunday 18th of November 2012 Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Episcopal Church of Europe will be leading a confirmation service. Please contact one of the clergy if you are interested in joining a preparation course.
Marriage is a way of life made holy by God, and blessed by the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with those celebrating a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Marriage is a sign of unity and loyalty which all should uphold and honour. It enriches society and strengthens community. No one should enter into it lightly or selfishly but reverently and responsibly in the sight of almighty God.
Common Worship, The Marriage Service.
At St George’s we offer a service of blessing after a civil marriage. Please note that law in Germany, unlike that in the U.K. or the USA, does not empower the clergy to act as the registrar of marriages, so couples must first obtain their marriage license from civil authorities in Germany (or elsewhere). Please contact one of the clergy if you are interested.
Here you can find more information for non Germans about getting married in Germany, containing a lot of practical advice.
At a funeral we mark the end of a person’s earthly life. Relatives and friends gather together to express their grief and to commend the departed in God’s hands.
Please contact one of the clergy for more information about funeral services or pastoral care.