Catholic-Lutheran Common Prayer Service

Sunday, 26 March 2017pic

In 2017, Catholics and Lutherans will jointly look back on the event of the Reformation and reflect on 50 years of official worldwide ecumenical dialogue during which time the communion they share anew has continued to grow. This encourages Lutherans and Catholics to celebrate together the common witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet, amidst this celebration, they will also have reason to experience the suffering caused by the division of the Church, and to look self-critically at themselves, not only throughout history, but also through today’s realities. After the Catholic-Lutheran Service based the Common Prayer liturgy prepared by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity there will be a social event in the Amigo Hall. Preachers are Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley and bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain Rt Revd Martin Lind.


3pm at St George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HY
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Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche in London hosts Still Reforming

Friday, 7 April 2017pic

The German Christ Church is home to one of several German Protestant Congregations in London. Our event will consequently be co-hosted by another German Church, St Marien, Sandwich Street. Other congregations are situated in Forest Hill (Bonhoeffer-Kirche) and Petersham, where the German School is based. We look forward to welcome you on 7 April 2017. More details will follow. 

 


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A study day on the Lutheran Reformation

Saturday, 8 April 2017pic
The Christian Unity Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark is organizing a study day on Luther’s Reformation and what his aims in the sixteenth century might mean for us today. Chairman of the Lutheran Council of Great Britain, Revd Torbjorn Holt will be the key note speaker.

11.00 - 15.00 at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 7HY
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Justification and Justice Symposium

Saturday, 8 April 2017

By exploring the theologies and prophetic contributions of the two revolutionaries - Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, the Justification and Justice Symposium will equip leaders to build a justice-centred church in a Brexit world. Five hundred years ago Martin Luther spearheaded the Reformation. Many years later Martin Luther King lead the Civil Rights Movement. Two very different men, living in different ages both challenging injustice. This symposium will investigate the histories of both Martins and apply them to our churches.


Spurgeon's College, South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6DJ SE25 6DJ
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REFORM: LEARNING FROM LUTHER AFTER 500 YEARS

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Anyone with a heart for Christian unity is welcome at a study day organised by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark Christian Unity Commission. It will take place on Saturday 8th April 2017 from 10.30am to 3pm at the Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY. The Revd Torbjorn Holt, Rector of St Olav’s Norwegian Church in London, will speak about Luther - how the Reformation began, and how Lutherans view Luther today. He will also talk about the relationship between Lutherans and other Christians, particularly Roman Catholics. Please bring your own lunch; tea and coffee provided. Further information from gwen@chiosso.com


Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY. SE1 7HY
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Bach St John Passion

Friday, 14 April 2017

Ex Cathedra Choir & Baroque Orchestra Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music Jeffrey Skidmore conductor Jerry Budd Evangelist James Geidt Jesus Greg Skidmore Pilate Angela Hicks, Katie Trethewey soprano Martha McLorinan alto Bradley Smith tenor Bach’s St John Passion is more than one of the greatest of all sacred works. It’s a profound human drama; a heartbreaking musical exploration of timeless hopes and sorrows. As the final hours of Christ’s life are told, we are drawn by Bach’s music to feel the anger of the crowd, share the sorrow of the solo reflections and to empathise with Pilate’s predicament. And, in this Luther500 year, this concert is a very rare opportunity to hear Bach’s masterpiece framed in its liturgical context as we include congregational chorales, organ works, readings and two motets: one by Slovenian 16th-century composer Jacob Handl and a new commission from Alec Roth. Don’t miss the pre-concert talk at 12.45pm to hear Alec Roth and Jeffrey will discuss Bach’s sacred music in the context of Lutheran liturgy and its impact on the community. It is also your chance to rehearse the congregational chorales with the help of our Academy of Vocal Music. Sung in German with English subtitles. This concert will end at approximately 4.45pm.


Symphony Hall Birmingham B1 2EA
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Reformation and the of Christendom: Two visions

Monday, 24 April 2017

Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge presents a number of special Reformation 500 events this year. 

On Monday 24 April at 7.15 for 7.45pm professor Eamon Duffy (University of Cambridge) lectures on 'Reformation and the end of Christendom'. 

Free admission. Further detalis:  http://www.wesleycam.org.uk


Christ's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1Lg
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Music and the Reformation

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Friends of St George's German Lutheran Church will on 25 April at 6.30pm have a presentation by Philip Norman on 'Music and the Reformation' with audio illustrations. Doors open at 6pm. Free refreshment afterwards. Admission at the door £5.

http://www.stgeorgesgermanchurch.org.uk

 


55 Alie Street, London e1 8 eb
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Bach Cantata at Dutch Church for Still Reforming

Sunday, 7 May 2017pic

The Dutch Church in London dates back to the sixteenth century. On 24 July 1550, Edward VI confirmed by Charter permission to Protestant refugees from the Low Countries to hold their own religious services. The king also granted them part of the former church of the Augustine Friars in the City of London, which they shared with Protestant refugees from France. This was the first Protestant church in the United Kingdom. During the Second World War the church was completely destroyed, and in 1950 the construction of a new smaller church began on the same site. The foundation stone was laid by Princess Irene of the Netherlands. After 465 years, the Dutch Church continues to be a spiritual centre for all those speaking or understanding Dutch as well as for many English speakers who feel at home in our congregation.

We have the pleasure to invite you to a musical afternoon enjoying the music of the greatest composer of the Reformation period, Johann Sebastian Bach. A Cantata by him will be performed by the professional City Bach Collective. The celebration starts at 3pm, and there will be drinks afterwards.


3pm at 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA
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My Heart Strangely Warmed

Saturday, 20 May 2017pic

The Council of Lutheran Churches jointly organises with Methodists and Moravians, this day of music, workshop and worship takes place on 20 May 2017 at the Moravian Church & School in Fulneck, Pudsey, West Yorkshire.

The theme of the day is “My Heart Strangely Warmed”, with a special focus on music, particularly hymnody. Congregational singing has been an important part of most churches as a vehicle to develop spirituality, convey theology, and of course as a deep and moving form of communal worship. Hymns seep into everyday life, providing catchphrases, film soundtracks (such as “Jerusalem”), and marking special occasions of all sorts, with choral singing enjoying a resurgence in popularity today. This day will involve plenary lectures, academic papers, and interactive workshops to explore this fascinating area of community and church life.  People of all or no faith are invited to join.

Keynote presentations will be made from each of the three denominations organising the day, by Christian Devantier on ‘Congressional singing  in the Lutheran tradition’, by Lorraine Parsons and Philip Cooper on ‘Hymnody in early and renewed Moravian church’, and by Martin Clarke ‘Moravian Influences on Methodist Hymnody’. The afternoon programme will include a number of workshops and papers and end in an act of worship together, and participants will be able to choose from the following:

David Bunney ‘Lines in pleasant places’ / Margaret Morey Catherine Winkworth + hymn translation / Walter Riggans ‘And yet strangely cooled’ / James Woolford ‘How do we get people singing again?’ / Clive Barrett ‘Hymnody + war resistance’ / Marylynn Rouse ‘John Newton’ / Jo Cox-Darling ‘The Wind of the Spirit..’ / Grove Choir workshop / Martin Clarke ‘And Can it be’ / Danish choir workshop

Fulneck is within easy reach of Leeds International Airport, and New Pudsey rail station (between Leeds and Bradford). Minibuses may be arranged if required from the station at the beginning and end of the day.

To book tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-heart-strangely-warmed-tickets-28327863402:  bookings must be received by 27 April 2017.


38 Fulneck, Pudsey LS28 8NT
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l'Église Protestante Française de Londres hosts Still Reforming

Sunday, 4 June 2017pic

“The French Protestants, from dark times… to Soho!” Through an exhibition and a talk, we go back to the journey from France to London, and learn how life was in France for the Protestants, why they left, and how they settled in London back in 1550, when the first French Protestant Church in London was founded.  Today, the church provides religious support to the French-speaking Protestant community in London, to promote the legacy and heritage of the Huguenots in London. 


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Study Day: Reformation500: Ecumenical Perspectives

Saturday, 17 June 2017

How a better understanding of what took place 500 years ago in Wittenberg, can draw people and churches closer together. This conference looks from a range of denominational perspectives at key issues of Reformation in order to engage from a different angle in a fruitful area of ecumenical discussion. Key Speakers: Prof. Dr. Henrike Lähnemann; Prof. Andrew Louth; Prof. John Milbank


St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR
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Reform & Revolt, Women in German Studies Open Conference

Thursday, 22 June 2017 until Saturday, 24 June 2017

The 2017 Women in German Studies open conference explores the topics ‘reform’ and ‘revolt’ across German history, literature and culture. Germany does not have a strong reputation when it comes to revolution. Neither the ‘Märzrevolution’ of 1848 nor the start of the Weimar Republic have ever acquired the iconic status of the French Revolution, for example. It is different with the term ‘Reformation’, however: the quincentenary of the publication of the 95 theses by Martin Luther is a timely reminder of the potential for change and questioning in German history – and even more in culture and literature. The 2017 Women in German Studies Open Conference aims to explore the broad potential of the two wider concepts linked with the themes of revolution and reformation, by looking at reform and revolt, both as significant aesthetic categories and as thematic ones.


St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR
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EXHIBITION AT SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY - London's First 'Brexit'

Friday, 23 June 2017 until Friday, 15 December 2017

The consequences of taking England outside the family of Catholic states – arguably the first ‘Brexit’ – were profound, and had a major impact on London throughout the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, as it grew into one of the world’s largest cities. Focusing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society; the way its communications industry drove change; and the consequences of the emergence of a new world order. http://www.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/reformation

 


Senate House Library Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
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The Danish Church in London St Katharine's hosts Still Reforming

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A pilgrimage in the steps of Martin Luther

Monday, 10 July 2017 until Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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A pilgrimage with the Bishop of Lichfield Michael Ipgrave. This anniversary has provided us with the opportunity to travel through Germany to visit the places associated with Luther. Whether you know a lot about events of five hundred years ago or only a little, this will be a fascinating journey. Luther was no fan of pilgrimages – so we can promise you no spiritual indulgences when you follow his own journey. But, in the true spirit of pilgrimage, we will make the journey prayerfully as we give thanks for all that renewed the church then and renews the church now. Read more http://mccabe-travel.co.uk/brochures/0710%20Bishop%20of%20Woolwich%20Luther.pdf


500th Anniversary of the Reformation Study Day

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Revd Dr David Cornick, General Secretary Churches Together in England, 
leads a Study Day on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation for the 
East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. He will focus on the 
'5 R's' identified by the Presidents of Churches Together in England: 

Rejoice, Remember, Reforming, Repenting and Reconciliation. Please book 
with Hannah Bones at trainingpa@urc5.org.uk Tel: 0115 9609241. Please 
bring a packed lunch.


10.00am - 4.00pm at Sherwood United Reformed Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Nottingham NG5 3AA NG53AA
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German Protestants in Great Britain

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 until Tuesday, 31 October 2017

St George’s German Lutheran Church will host an exhibition on German Protestants in Great Britain.

St George’s German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB
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500 Years of German Protestants in Britain

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 until Sunday, 5 November 2017

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Reformation, the German Protestants congregations in London are planning a series of events and an exhibition named '500 Years of German Protestants in Britain' at St George's  German Lutheran Church, opening on selected days between 6 September and 5 November and including a chamber concert on 8 October. More details nearer the time. 

http://www.stgeorgesgermanchurch.org.uk

 


55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB
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Remembering the Reformation Events - University of Cambridge

Thursday, 7 September 2017 until Saturday, 9 September 2017

Remembering the Reformation is an AHRC-funded research project based at the Universities of Cambridge and York. The project is a collaboration between historians (Prof. Alex Walsham and Prof. Ceri Law, University of Cambridge) and literary scholars (Prof. Brian Cummings and Prof. Bronwyn Wallace, University of York) which aims to investigate how the Reformation was remembered, forgotten, contested and re-invented. Over a period of three years the members of the project will work to illuminate the manner in which memories of the Reformation emerged or were created in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as the complex and plural legacies such memories have left. The project will stage a range of academic and public engagement events, including workshops, conferences and colloquia, lectures, educational workshops for children, and public exhibitions. Great St. Mary’s Church Public Lectures from 7 to 9 September i.a. with James Simpson Professor of English at Harvard University. http://www.rememberingthereformation.org.uk/about

 


The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ
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St Columba's Scottish Church in London hosts "Still Reforming"

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Friends of Cathedral Music and Sheffield Cathedral marking 500 years of the Reformation

Friday, 13 October 2017 until Sunday, 15 October 2017

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The Sheffield Diocesan Representative for Friends of Cathedral Music http://www.fcm.org.uk will be hosting what is called a Gathering - a mainly musical and educational meeting at Sheffield Cathedral in October 2017. The theme of the event is the Influence of the Reformation in England.  

The programme for the event will incluce talks mainly about the history and changes to the liturgy and liturgical music and explore why and how the Reformation in England took its unique course from most of the continent. There will be tours of Sheffield Cathedral and its historical links to the Reformation. For more information please contact virge.james@btinternet.com

 


Church St, Sheffield S1 1HA, Storbritannien S1 1HA
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Responding to the Reformation

Monday, 16 October 2017 until Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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Responding to the Reformation will take place from lunchtime on Monday 16 to lunchtime on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. It focuses on the Reformation and will be open to everyone working ecumenically at county or national level. More information and details of how to book can be found at

 http://www.cte.org.uk/ReformationConference


The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU
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Reformation 500 - Moving On

Friday, 20 October 2017

Wiltshire Churches Together is hosting an evening of speakers and discussion at Market Lavington Community Hall, Wiltshire. Key speakers: The Revd. Dr. Anna Claar Thomasson-Rosingh, Director of Studies, Centre for Formation in Ministry, Sarum College, Salisbury and The Revd. Michael Robertson, Ecumenical Officer on the Commission for Dialogue and Unity, Clifton Diocese.


Market Lavington Community Hall, St Mary's Road, Market Lavington, Wiltshire SN10 4DG
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What does it mean to be Reformed today?

Friday, 27 October 2017pic
Professor David Fergusson, Principal of New College, the School of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh, will give a lecture on the theme “What does it mean to be Reformed today?” at St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London, SW1X 0BD, at 1:15pm.

1:15pm St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD,
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Bachfest, presented by London Bach Society

Sunday, 29 October 2017 until Sunday, 12 November 2017

The London Bach Society's 27th Bachfest will reflect the 500th anniversary of Luther's Reformation and its influence on Bach's life and music. The programme will be announced in the summer, with the events taking place in various locations in London. The timescale of dates quoted is the period in which the events will take place. See also the LBS website www.bachlive.co.uk for further articles and information.


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Reformation Sunday and Church Anniversary

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge presents a number of special Reformation 500 events this year. 

On Reformation Sunday 29 October at 10.30am service and Church Anniversary. Preacherr will be Revd the Lord Griffith of Burry Port of Wesley Chapel, London.  

Further detalis: http://www.wesleycam.org.uk


Christ's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1Lg
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The Word and the Arts: A new Reformation?

Monday, 30 October 2017

Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge presents a number of special Reformation 500 events this year. 

On Monday 30 Octoberr  at 7.15 for 7.45pm Revd Dr Tim Macquiban of the Methodist Ecumenical Centre in Rome lectures on 'The Word and the Arts: A new Reformation?'. 

Free admission. Further detalis: http://www.wesleycam.org.uk


Christ's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1Lg
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Ecumenical Reformation Commemoration Service in Westminster Abbey

Tuesday, 31 October 2017pic
Westminster Abbey will alongside The Council of Lutheran Churches in Great Britain host an ecumenical service at 12 noon, with church leaders from all denominations in Britain and guest from other countries. This will be followed by a symposium on the theme “Liberated by Grace,” featuring theologians, historians, and a lively debate on contemporary resonances of the Reformation, in the adjoining St Margaret’s Church at 3pm. More details will be available soon. THE CHAPTER OFFICE WESTMINSTER ABBEY 20 DEAN'S YARD LONDON

12 noon Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA
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Ecumenical Service in The Roman Catholic Cathedral, Northampton

Saturday, 4 November 2017

There have been Lutherans in Northamptonshire for many decades since the end of the Second World War, and they will join together with other Christians in this ecumenical service on 4 November 2017 at 12 noon. The initiative for this commemoration has come from members of the Anglican-Lutheran Society. Preacher will be Rt Rev’d Jana Jeruma-Grinberg (Formerly Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain). The service will be followed by refreshments.


Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton NN2 6AG
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Norwegian and Finnish Churches host Still Reforming

Sunday, 12 November 2017

10.50am at St.Olav’s Square, 1 Albion Street, London SE16 7JB
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Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church hosts Still Reforming

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The Parish of the Most Holy Trinity, Dockhead is delighted delighted to welcome newcomers in December 2017 for fellowship and a service remembering events and changes triggered by the Reformation.

The parish finds its origins going back to Bermondsey Abbey pre-dating AD 715.  The First Mission was established in 1773. A chapel was built in 1782. A new church was built in 1835, the first Catholic Church to be built on a main road.  The Sisters of Mercy arrived in 1839 to support and initiate Catholic education for the poor. The Church was destroyed in the bombing of London in 1945, killing three of its priests. Much change was now to come to Bermondsey. The New Church by architect Goodheart-Rendal was consecrated in 1960.

Bermondsey has always had strong Catholic links, particularly with the Irish immigrants.  The Parish suffered in the 1960s and 70s because of many inner-city problems but in the 1990s it took on a new life.  It is now a vibrant, worshipping community, with a regular congregation of up to 500 people each week, sharing Eucharistic worship. The Parish shares an inclusive and international liturgical life based on the Second Vatican liturgical reforms. It has a generous awareness of those around the world who are in need and is always trying to develop strong links with the local community. 


Time TBC, Dockhead, London SE1 2BS
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Catholic-Lutheran Common Prayer Service

Sunday, 26 March 2017pic

In 2017, Catholics and Lutherans will jointly look back on the event of the Reformation and reflect on 50 years of official worldwide ecumenical dialogue during which time the communion they share anew has continued to grow. This encourages Lutherans and Catholics to celebrate together the common witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet, amidst this celebration, they will also have reason to experience the suffering caused by the division of the Church, and to look self-critically at themselves, not only throughout history, but also through today’s realities. After the Catholic-Lutheran Service based the Common Prayer liturgy prepared by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity there will be a social event in the Amigo Hall. Preachers are Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley and bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain Rt Revd Martin Lind.


3pm at St George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HY
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Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche in London hosts Still Reforming

Friday, 7 April 2017pic

The German Christ Church is home to one of several German Protestant Congregations in London. Our event will consequently be co-hosted by another German Church, St Marien, Sandwich Street. Other congregations are situated in Forest Hill (Bonhoeffer-Kirche) and Petersham, where the German School is based. We look forward to welcome you on 7 April 2017. More details will follow. 

 


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A study day on the Lutheran Reformation

Saturday, 8 April 2017pic
The Christian Unity Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark is organizing a study day on Luther’s Reformation and what his aims in the sixteenth century might mean for us today. Chairman of the Lutheran Council of Great Britain, Revd Torbjorn Holt will be the key note speaker.

11.00 - 15.00 at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 7HY
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Justification and Justice Symposium

Saturday, 8 April 2017

By exploring the theologies and prophetic contributions of the two revolutionaries - Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, the Justification and Justice Symposium will equip leaders to build a justice-centred church in a Brexit world. Five hundred years ago Martin Luther spearheaded the Reformation. Many years later Martin Luther King lead the Civil Rights Movement. Two very different men, living in different ages both challenging injustice. This symposium will investigate the histories of both Martins and apply them to our churches.


Spurgeon's College, South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6DJ SE25 6DJ
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REFORM: LEARNING FROM LUTHER AFTER 500 YEARS

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Anyone with a heart for Christian unity is welcome at a study day organised by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark Christian Unity Commission. It will take place on Saturday 8th April 2017 from 10.30am to 3pm at the Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY. The Revd Torbjorn Holt, Rector of St Olav’s Norwegian Church in London, will speak about Luther - how the Reformation began, and how Lutherans view Luther today. He will also talk about the relationship between Lutherans and other Christians, particularly Roman Catholics. Please bring your own lunch; tea and coffee provided. Further information from gwen@chiosso.com


Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY. SE1 7HY
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Bach St John Passion

Friday, 14 April 2017

Ex Cathedra Choir & Baroque Orchestra Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music Jeffrey Skidmore conductor Jerry Budd Evangelist James Geidt Jesus Greg Skidmore Pilate Angela Hicks, Katie Trethewey soprano Martha McLorinan alto Bradley Smith tenor Bach’s St John Passion is more than one of the greatest of all sacred works. It’s a profound human drama; a heartbreaking musical exploration of timeless hopes and sorrows. As the final hours of Christ’s life are told, we are drawn by Bach’s music to feel the anger of the crowd, share the sorrow of the solo reflections and to empathise with Pilate’s predicament. And, in this Luther500 year, this concert is a very rare opportunity to hear Bach’s masterpiece framed in its liturgical context as we include congregational chorales, organ works, readings and two motets: one by Slovenian 16th-century composer Jacob Handl and a new commission from Alec Roth. Don’t miss the pre-concert talk at 12.45pm to hear Alec Roth and Jeffrey will discuss Bach’s sacred music in the context of Lutheran liturgy and its impact on the community. It is also your chance to rehearse the congregational chorales with the help of our Academy of Vocal Music. Sung in German with English subtitles. This concert will end at approximately 4.45pm.


Symphony Hall Birmingham B1 2EA
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Reformation and the of Christendom: Two visions

Monday, 24 April 2017

Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge presents a number of special Reformation 500 events this year. 

On Monday 24 April at 7.15 for 7.45pm professor Eamon Duffy (University of Cambridge) lectures on 'Reformation and the end of Christendom'. 

Free admission. Further detalis:  http://www.wesleycam.org.uk


Christ's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1Lg
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Music and the Reformation

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Friends of St George's German Lutheran Church will on 25 April at 6.30pm have a presentation by Philip Norman on 'Music and the Reformation' with audio illustrations. Doors open at 6pm. Free refreshment afterwards. Admission at the door £5.

http://www.stgeorgesgermanchurch.org.uk

 


55 Alie Street, London e1 8 eb
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Bach Cantata at Dutch Church for Still Reforming

Sunday, 7 May 2017pic

The Dutch Church in London dates back to the sixteenth century. On 24 July 1550, Edward VI confirmed by Charter permission to Protestant refugees from the Low Countries to hold their own religious services. The king also granted them part of the former church of the Augustine Friars in the City of London, which they shared with Protestant refugees from France. This was the first Protestant church in the United Kingdom. During the Second World War the church was completely destroyed, and in 1950 the construction of a new smaller church began on the same site. The foundation stone was laid by Princess Irene of the Netherlands. After 465 years, the Dutch Church continues to be a spiritual centre for all those speaking or understanding Dutch as well as for many English speakers who feel at home in our congregation.

We have the pleasure to invite you to a musical afternoon enjoying the music of the greatest composer of the Reformation period, Johann Sebastian Bach. A Cantata by him will be performed by the professional City Bach Collective. The celebration starts at 3pm, and there will be drinks afterwards.


3pm at 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA
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My Heart Strangely Warmed

Saturday, 20 May 2017pic

The Council of Lutheran Churches jointly organises with Methodists and Moravians, this day of music, workshop and worship takes place on 20 May 2017 at the Moravian Church & School in Fulneck, Pudsey, West Yorkshire.

The theme of the day is “My Heart Strangely Warmed”, with a special focus on music, particularly hymnody. Congregational singing has been an important part of most churches as a vehicle to develop spirituality, convey theology, and of course as a deep and moving form of communal worship. Hymns seep into everyday life, providing catchphrases, film soundtracks (such as “Jerusalem”), and marking special occasions of all sorts, with choral singing enjoying a resurgence in popularity today. This day will involve plenary lectures, academic papers, and interactive workshops to explore this fascinating area of community and church life.  People of all or no faith are invited to join.

Keynote presentations will be made from each of the three denominations organising the day, by Christian Devantier on ‘Congressional singing  in the Lutheran tradition’, by Lorraine Parsons and Philip Cooper on ‘Hymnody in early and renewed Moravian church’, and by Martin Clarke ‘Moravian Influences on Methodist Hymnody’. The afternoon programme will include a number of workshops and papers and end in an act of worship together, and participants will be able to choose from the following:

David Bunney ‘Lines in pleasant places’ / Margaret Morey Catherine Winkworth + hymn translation / Walter Riggans ‘And yet strangely cooled’ / James Woolford ‘How do we get people singing again?’ / Clive Barrett ‘Hymnody + war resistance’ / Marylynn Rouse ‘John Newton’ / Jo Cox-Darling ‘The Wind of the Spirit..’ / Grove Choir workshop / Martin Clarke ‘And Can it be’ / Danish choir workshop

Fulneck is within easy reach of Leeds International Airport, and New Pudsey rail station (between Leeds and Bradford). Minibuses may be arranged if required from the station at the beginning and end of the day.

To book tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-heart-strangely-warmed-tickets-28327863402:  bookings must be received by 27 April 2017.


38 Fulneck, Pudsey LS28 8NT
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l'Église Protestante Française de Londres hosts Still Reforming

Sunday, 4 June 2017pic

“The French Protestants, from dark times… to Soho!” Through an exhibition and a talk, we go back to the journey from France to London, and learn how life was in France for the Protestants, why they left, and how they settled in London back in 1550, when the first French Protestant Church in London was founded.  Today, the church provides religious support to the French-speaking Protestant community in London, to promote the legacy and heritage of the Huguenots in London. 


W1D 3QD
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Study Day: Reformation500: Ecumenical Perspectives

Saturday, 17 June 2017

How a better understanding of what took place 500 years ago in Wittenberg, can draw people and churches closer together. This conference looks from a range of denominational perspectives at key issues of Reformation in order to engage from a different angle in a fruitful area of ecumenical discussion. Key Speakers: Prof. Dr. Henrike Lähnemann; Prof. Andrew Louth; Prof. John Milbank


St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR
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Reform & Revolt, Women in German Studies Open Conference

Thursday, 22 June 2017 until Saturday, 24 June 2017

The 2017 Women in German Studies open conference explores the topics ‘reform’ and ‘revolt’ across German history, literature and culture. Germany does not have a strong reputation when it comes to revolution. Neither the ‘Märzrevolution’ of 1848 nor the start of the Weimar Republic have ever acquired the iconic status of the French Revolution, for example. It is different with the term ‘Reformation’, however: the quincentenary of the publication of the 95 theses by Martin Luther is a timely reminder of the potential for change and questioning in German history – and even more in culture and literature. The 2017 Women in German Studies Open Conference aims to explore the broad potential of the two wider concepts linked with the themes of revolution and reformation, by looking at reform and revolt, both as significant aesthetic categories and as thematic ones.


St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR
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EXHIBITION AT SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY - London's First 'Brexit'

Friday, 23 June 2017 until Friday, 15 December 2017

The consequences of taking England outside the family of Catholic states – arguably the first ‘Brexit’ – were profound, and had a major impact on London throughout the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, as it grew into one of the world’s largest cities. Focusing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society; the way its communications industry drove change; and the consequences of the emergence of a new world order. http://www.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/reformation

 


Senate House Library Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
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The Danish Church in London St Katharine's hosts Still Reforming

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A pilgrimage in the steps of Martin Luther

Monday, 10 July 2017 until Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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A pilgrimage with the Bishop of Lichfield Michael Ipgrave. This anniversary has provided us with the opportunity to travel through Germany to visit the places associated with Luther. Whether you know a lot about events of five hundred years ago or only a little, this will be a fascinating journey. Luther was no fan of pilgrimages – so we can promise you no spiritual indulgences when you follow his own journey. But, in the true spirit of pilgrimage, we will make the journey prayerfully as we give thanks for all that renewed the church then and renews the church now. Read more http://mccabe-travel.co.uk/brochures/0710%20Bishop%20of%20Woolwich%20Luther.pdf


500th Anniversary of the Reformation Study Day

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Revd Dr David Cornick, General Secretary Churches Together in England, 
leads a Study Day on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation for the 
East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. He will focus on the 
'5 R's' identified by the Presidents of Churches Together in England: 

Rejoice, Remember, Reforming, Repenting and Reconciliation. Please book 
with Hannah Bones at trainingpa@urc5.org.uk Tel: 0115 9609241. Please 
bring a packed lunch.


10.00am - 4.00pm at Sherwood United Reformed Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Nottingham NG5 3AA NG53AA
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German Protestants in Great Britain

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 until Tuesday, 31 October 2017

St George’s German Lutheran Church will host an exhibition on German Protestants in Great Britain.

St George’s German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB
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500 Years of German Protestants in Britain

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 until Sunday, 5 November 2017

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Reformation, the German Protestants congregations in London are planning a series of events and an exhibition named '500 Years of German Protestants in Britain' at St George's  German Lutheran Church, opening on selected days between 6 September and 5 November and including a chamber concert on 8 October. More details nearer the time. 

http://www.stgeorgesgermanchurch.org.uk

 


55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB
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Remembering the Reformation Events - University of Cambridge

Thursday, 7 September 2017 until Saturday, 9 September 2017

Remembering the Reformation is an AHRC-funded research project based at the Universities of Cambridge and York. The project is a collaboration between historians (Prof. Alex Walsham and Prof. Ceri Law, University of Cambridge) and literary scholars (Prof. Brian Cummings and Prof. Bronwyn Wallace, University of York) which aims to investigate how the Reformation was remembered, forgotten, contested and re-invented. Over a period of three years the members of the project will work to illuminate the manner in which memories of the Reformation emerged or were created in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as the complex and plural legacies such memories have left. The project will stage a range of academic and public engagement events, including workshops, conferences and colloquia, lectures, educational workshops for children, and public exhibitions. Great St. Mary’s Church Public Lectures from 7 to 9 September i.a. with James Simpson Professor of English at Harvard University. http://www.rememberingthereformation.org.uk/about

 


The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ
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St Columba's Scottish Church in London hosts "Still Reforming"

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Friends of Cathedral Music and Sheffield Cathedral marking 500 years of the Reformation

Friday, 13 October 2017 until Sunday, 15 October 2017

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The Sheffield Diocesan Representative for Friends of Cathedral Music http://www.fcm.org.uk will be hosting what is called a Gathering - a mainly musical and educational meeting at Sheffield Cathedral in October 2017. The theme of the event is the Influence of the Reformation in England.  

The programme for the event will incluce talks mainly about the history and changes to the liturgy and liturgical music and explore why and how the Reformation in England took its unique course from most of the continent. There will be tours of Sheffield Cathedral and its historical links to the Reformation. For more information please contact virge.james@btinternet.com

 


Church St, Sheffield S1 1HA, Storbritannien S1 1HA
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Responding to the Reformation

Monday, 16 October 2017 until Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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Responding to the Reformation will take place from lunchtime on Monday 16 to lunchtime on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. It focuses on the Reformation and will be open to everyone working ecumenically at county or national level. More information and details of how to book can be found at

 http://www.cte.org.uk/ReformationConference


The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU
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Reformation 500 - Moving On

Friday, 20 October 2017

Wiltshire Churches Together is hosting an evening of speakers and discussion at Market Lavington Community Hall, Wiltshire. Key speakers: The Revd. Dr. Anna Claar Thomasson-Rosingh, Director of Studies, Centre for Formation in Ministry, Sarum College, Salisbury and The Revd. Michael Robertson, Ecumenical Officer on the Commission for Dialogue and Unity, Clifton Diocese.


Market Lavington Community Hall, St Mary's Road, Market Lavington, Wiltshire SN10 4DG
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What does it mean to be Reformed today?

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Professor David Fergusson, Principal of New College, the School of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh, will give a lecture on the theme “What does it mean to be Reformed today?” at St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London, SW1X 0BD, at 1:15pm.

1:15pm St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD,
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Bachfest, presented by London Bach Society

Sunday, 29 October 2017 until Sunday, 12 November 2017

The London Bach Society's 27th Bachfest will reflect the 500th anniversary of Luther's Reformation and its influence on Bach's life and music. The programme will be announced in the summer, with the events taking place in various locations in London. The timescale of dates quoted is the period in which the events will take place. See also the LBS website www.bachlive.co.uk for further articles and information.


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Reformation Sunday and Church Anniversary

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge presents a number of special Reformation 500 events this year. 

On Reformation Sunday 29 October at 10.30am service and Church Anniversary. Preacherr will be Revd the Lord Griffith of Burry Port of Wesley Chapel, London.  

Further detalis: http://www.wesleycam.org.uk


Christ's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1Lg
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The Word and the Arts: A new Reformation?

Monday, 30 October 2017

Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge presents a number of special Reformation 500 events this year. 

On Monday 30 Octoberr  at 7.15 for 7.45pm Revd Dr Tim Macquiban of the Methodist Ecumenical Centre in Rome lectures on 'The Word and the Arts: A new Reformation?'. 

Free admission. Further detalis: http://www.wesleycam.org.uk


Christ's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1Lg
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Ecumenical Reformation Commemoration Service in Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey will alongside The Council of Lutheran Churches in Great Britain host an ecumenical service at 12 noon, with church leaders from all denominations in Britain and guest from other countries. This will be followed by a symposium on the theme “Liberated by Grace,” featuring theologians, historians, and a lively debate on contemporary resonances of the Reformation, in the adjoining St Margaret’s Church at 3pm. More details will be available soon. THE CHAPTER OFFICE WESTMINSTER ABBEY 20 DEAN'S YARD LONDON

12 noon Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA
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Ecumenical Service in The Roman Catholic Cathedral, Northampton

Saturday, 4 November 2017

There have been Lutherans in Northamptonshire for many decades since the end of the Second World War, and they will join together with other Christians in this ecumenical service on 4 November 2017 at 12 noon. The initiative for this commemoration has come from members of the Anglican-Lutheran Society. Preacher will be Rt Rev’d Jana Jeruma-Grinberg (Formerly Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain). The service will be followed by refreshments.


Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton NN2 6AG
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Norwegian and Finnish Churches host Still Reforming

Sunday, 12 November 2017

10.50am at St.Olav’s Square, 1 Albion Street, London SE16 7JB
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Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church hosts Still Reforming

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The Parish of the Most Holy Trinity, Dockhead is delighted delighted to welcome newcomers in December 2017 for fellowship and a service remembering events and changes triggered by the Reformation.

The parish finds its origins going back to Bermondsey Abbey pre-dating AD 715.  The First Mission was established in 1773. A chapel was built in 1782. A new church was built in 1835, the first Catholic Church to be built on a main road.  The Sisters of Mercy arrived in 1839 to support and initiate Catholic education for the poor. The Church was destroyed in the bombing of London in 1945, killing three of its priests. Much change was now to come to Bermondsey. The New Church by architect Goodheart-Rendal was consecrated in 1960.

Bermondsey has always had strong Catholic links, particularly with the Irish immigrants.  The Parish suffered in the 1960s and 70s because of many inner-city problems but in the 1990s it took on a new life.  It is now a vibrant, worshipping community, with a regular congregation of up to 500 people each week, sharing Eucharistic worship. The Parish shares an inclusive and international liturgical life based on the Second Vatican liturgical reforms. It has a generous awareness of those around the world who are in need and is always trying to develop strong links with the local community. 


Time TBC, Dockhead, London SE1 2BS
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