Saint George's Newcomers
A Very Warm Welcome, herzlich willkommen!
Saint George's belongs to the Church of England's
Diocese in Europe.
We are a welcoming, inclusive,
international and English-speaking community
with roughly equal numbers of British, North American
and German natives, other Europeans and smaller numbers of people from different African and Asian countries and the rest of the world. We would love to meet you.
Given the current situation: Please check here the worship times, join a parish group and get in contact with the clergy. We would love to meet you.
Please scroll down for e-statments of members of St George's
and our Mission Statement.
Why St George's?
We started a series of e-statements on "Why St George's?" (please scroll down).
Thanks to Michael Seadle for the lovely interviews and of course to his interview partners for their kind willingness to make interesting statements ... more will follow.
An Interview with Rishan
An Interview with Richard
An Interview with Eleanor
Our Mission Statement
1. St George’s Church exists to celebrate and proclaim the love of God for all people as revealed in Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.
2. St George’s Church obeys this vocation by living out its Anglican or ‘Episcopal’ tradition in an open, attractive and hospitable fashion.
3. To that tradition belong our liturgy and worship, which follow primarily the authorized forms of the Church of England, the regular celebration of the Sacraments, reading of Holy Scripture and instruction, respecting the individual conscience
and the freedom of the reasoning mind.
4. As a local expression of the catholic Church
our vocation is to make known the Gospel of Jesus Christ:
a) to all who will hear it, irrespective of nationality, although recognizing the particular needs and claims upon us of the international Anglican community and of all who seek a spiritual home in a congregation which worships mainly in English; thereby we bear witness to the inclusiveness and universality of God’s love.
b) by celebrating the presence and working of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and welcoming all those who seek God.
c) by the ministry of hospitality, using our buildings as a resource to serve the community whether through sponsoring concerts, cultural events, service groups, and other types of outreach to the community.
d) by offering services of public worship and praise which in their beauty and dignity serve to identify and celebrate God’s presence in the world.
e) through Christian education programs (such as Children´s Church, teenage groups, and adult Christian education, Bible study groups, prayer groups) to learn of God’s presence in the Bible and the here and now of everyday life.
f) directly, in sermons, personal conversation, writings, in the media and in the united efforts of our community to share the Good News.
g) through ecumenical partnership with the German- and English-speaking Churches around us. By such means we seek to carry out the promise of our baptism and do the work of Jesus Christ in Berlin.