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.  Update: sadly neither of the two candidates who were interviewed in January 2019 was suited to the post, so we continue to book locum clergy (fortunately, we already know most of them).

 

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.

Projects

For many years The English Church Heidelberg has chosen an annual project to be supported by regular collections (every three months), prayer, a dedicated Project Service and a display at church with feedback and up-to-date information. Our current project focuses on Haiti, a desperately poor country we have supported in the past through the German charity Lebensmission e.V. Our contributions will help to offer children especially a better quality of everyday life (clean toilets, healthy meals, fresh drinking water and more). Please support this project through prayer and funding, and take an interest in its progress. There is plenty of information material available at church (display board, flyers, brochures, magazines). On Sunday October 27 2019 we had a presentation on Haiti and the work of Lebensmission e.V. through which we support Haiti (see the report in our autumn magazine). Our church council has agreed that we will continue  with this project over the coming year. You can contribute any time in cash to church leaders or through the bank, or at the special church services or presentations. The last collection for Haiti was on July 26th 2020, and the next will be announced soon.

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