Category Archives: Message from the Vicar

News from St. Catherine’s

“Baptisms and More”… this Sunday, dress very comfortably… it may well be hot inside the church, what with the sunshine and the big crowd. We anticipate a bigger than normal service, due to the many things added into the service: … Continue reading

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News from St. Catherine’s Church

From the Diocesan Office we have been informed of the death of Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, retired bishop of the Diocese in Europe. It was a short illness. He died of cancer. Let us all turn to God in time of … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday and the vicar’s last …

This coming Sunday: The Feast of the Holy Trinity… The Vicar will celebrate, the Rev’d Stephen Pike will be our guest preacher. Fr. Pike is a recently retired Chaplain from Africom, an Episcopal priest, who is planning to remain in … Continue reading

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Pentecost, the future, places on the pilgrimage …

From the Vicar: Pentecost Voices Are you willing to make your Easter Proclamation this Sunday? St. Peter did it in his time. All the Apostles went out into to the street to do it on the first Pentecost day… And … Continue reading

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News from St. Catherine’s

From the vicar: I am feeling increasingly “lame duck” Do you know the term “Lame Duck”? In America we use it to describe an elected official who was not reelected to his post, but still has weeks or months in … Continue reading

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News for 17th May

Flea Market continues… That’s right. It was open during the book sale, and again on Sunday after church. There was a lot of business on Sunday afternoon, as the good weather coaxed people out into the streets, where they found … Continue reading

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From the Vicar: “Dean things” still going on

Tomorrow I am off by train to Heidelberg.  I am going to participate, as Area Dean, in the interview of a candidate for the Chaplaincy in Heidelberg.  Heidelberg has been without a regular chaplain for some time, and I really … Continue reading

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Gospel Concert, Book Sale, and a note from the vicar about what makes an event really special …

 The American German Gospel Concert… This Sunday 7th May, 17:00 Leonhardskirche. Before and after the concert, a group of volunteers, mostly from the Church of the Nazarene, will be selling baked goods and snacks as an extension of the fund-raising … Continue reading

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Election results and other news from St. Catherine’s

1.  AGM Report There was a great atmosphere of cooperation in a time of transition as the new Parish Council was elected on Sunday. Howard Perry, Gary Anderton, Alison Seyerle, Susanna Thielecke, Roger Kemps, Frances Buttle, Christopher Sloan, Heather Anderson … Continue reading

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The Annual General Meeting is upon us … and other news …

From the Vicar:  “Technical” Things you might want to know about the way we celebrate Easter…. Technically speaking, Easter is not a day.  It is a season of the church.  It starts with the Day of the Resurrection, continues on … Continue reading

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