RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 82
Extent182 ff.
TitleGermany: Parishes in the United Kingdom
Date11 Sep 1946-2 Jan 1981
DescriptionPapers and correspondence concerning the German church in London, and relations with parishes elsewhere, and relations with the Lutheran German Synod. Includes:

Includes material relating to the following parishes: St Mary's German Lutheran Church, 46 Cleveland Street, London, including War Damage compensation claims, the rebuilding of the church and the dedication of the new building, 14 Sep 1978; German Lutheran Church of St George in Alie Street, Whitechapel, London, 9 Oct 1953-15 Jan 1954 and its 200th anniversary, 17 Jan 1962; St Mary's Church and the Hamburg Memorial Church, including the appointment of Rev Gottfried Klapper and the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Hamburg Lutheran Church in Dalston, London, with copies of the sermons delivered by Bishop D. Wolber and Ronald Williams, Bishop of Leicester; 50th anniversary of the German Evangelical Church, Christ Church, London, 25 Nov 1954; German Evangelical Church Sydenham, including discussion of the dedication service to rename the church Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Kirche which included a sermon by Dr Stratenwerth, 12 May-30 Jun 1959 and their Centenary Celebrations, 1975; consecration of the Martin-Luther church in Manchester and Stretford, Mar 1963; building of the Lutheran Church of St Marian, London 1967; Centenary service of the German Evangelical Church, Bradford-Huddersfield-Leeds on 15 May 1977.

Also contains material relating to the question of whether Lutherans should be allowed to take Holy Communion in the Church of England; German Church buildings, 26 Apr 1955; condolence note on the death of Rev H.H. Kramm, 2 May 1955; list of German pastors working in the UK, 25 Jan 1956; annual meeting of the German speaking Evangelical-Lutheran Synod in the United Kingdom on 10 Nov 1956, including a report from Rev Ernest Gordon, 9 Oct-20 Nov 1956; official conference of German pastors in the UK and general discussion of German clergy in the UK, 15 May 1957-27 Feb 1958; list of clergy ministering to German-speaking congregations in the UK which are directly connected with the Evangelical Church in Germany, 12 Mar 1958; the Visit of Dr Dibelius in conversation with Dr Winterhager, 20 Jan 1960; the Covenant Scheme; Annual Lutheran German Synod, 14 Nov 1960; a Pastors' Fraternal, 8 Dec 1960; Lutheran proselytism; a Pre-Assembly Youth Exchange in advance of the Lutheran World Federation in Helsinki between 12-22 Jul 1963; Eucharistic practice in the Church of England; German Lutheran Synod 1964; celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the German Methodist Mission in London, 1964; holiday chaplaincies; press release concerning the enlarged German-speaking Evangelical-Lutheran Synod in the United Kingdom, 14 Feb 1970; origin and history of the German congregation at Coventry; an English-German discussion group operated by Siegfried Lukas in North London 1973; Lutheran Pastors' conference at Hothorpe Hall in 1973.

Correspondents include Rev H.H. Kramm; Rev Gottfried Klapper; Rev Eberhard Bethge; Rev Eggo Hafermann of the German-speaking Evangelical-Lutheran Synod in the United Kingdom; Rev U. Weingartner; Rev Michael Halliwell; John Packer, Bishop of Ripon; Rev Martin Runge; Rev David Tustin; Dr Ronald Williams, Bishop of Leicester; Rev Uwe Hollm; Rev W. Ramge; Rev E. Ratz; Rev Siegfried Lukas; Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury; Rev Helmut Tacke; Rev Albrecht Plag.

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