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 at the Annual Church Meeting. There is no financial requirement. How to support our church financially: see below.

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. At the Annual Church Meeting on March 26 it was decided to adopt two projects for the coming year, starting with assistance for the work of St Paul's church Athens among the large numbers of refugees in the city. The collections for this will continue as follows: August 6, October 15, when the service will also include a focus on the project, and December 10. A new project will then be chosen for 2018, beginning on January 1st.

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