Our Community

We are now in the process of finding a new priest-in-charge for The English Church Heidelberg. This will be a “house-for-duty” post, meaning that we provide accommodation (the clergy flat in Erbprinzenstraße 30) and expenses of office, and the priest offers regular Sunday worship and one to two further days of ministry.  Do let us know if you have opinions or comments on the priest we will need to lead and enable us spiritually, together with our lay team, to help us grow in faith and numbers, to offer pastoral care and take an interest in the ecumenical activities of our church.

 

Belonging to The English Church Heidelberg Everyone coming to our services is a “member of the Body of Christ.” We welcome baptised members of all Christian churches to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion. We encourage and prepare any who seek Baptism, Confirmation or Reception into the church. More formal membership is as follows: The Electoral Roll lists all those who attend services reasonably regularly and play an active part by electing church office-bearers and possibly standing for election themselves.

For many years The English Church Heidelberg has chosen an annual project to be supported by regular collections (every two months), prayer, a dedicated Project Service and a display at church with feedback and up-to-date information. With our last project we were helping to prevent and treat eye diseases such as cataracts in Uganda and other African countries, through the Christoffel Blindenmission / Christian Blind Mission (CBM). At the Annual Church Meeting on April 10th 2016 it was decided to adopt two projects for the coming year: for six months from Pentecost onwards, support for St Paul's  Athens in its work among refugees, then the TSA (Technical Services Association Pakistan), the first registered charitable Christian Organisation in Lahore, established in 1947. It works for marginalised women through Vocational Training Programmes, Craft Development and Production projects. TSA provides promotional and technical skills for poor and destitute persons (especially women and disabled  children) in both cities and villages. Our collections for this project were on November 27th, January 29th and April 9th.

The Verein der Freunde und Förderer der englischen Kirche Heidelberg e.V. (Friends and Patrons of the English Church Heidelberg) is the recognised charity which finances our church under German law. Money donated to the Verein can be deducted from taxes payable in Germany. We suggest that members give at least €30 per year. For bank details see Giving to The English Church Heidelberg