Licensing Service of Rev’d Vinod Victor

on 12th December 2021 On the third Sunday of Advent 2021, the Anglican Church in Freiburg turned the leaf on a new chapter in its history. After an extended interregnum of 16 months, the Reverend Vinod Victor was licensed by Ven. Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel on behalf of Bishop Robert and became our new vicar.... Continue Reading →

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Welcome

Welcome to the Anglican Church Freiburg! We’re thrilled to have you.We are a Church of England congregation in the Diocese in Europe, made up of people from 25 different nations from all over the world. Freiburg im Breisgau in south-west Germany is the (sometimes temporary) home of the wonderful individuals who worship with us. Our... Continue Reading →

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News

News from... ... the Anglican Church Freiburg... the Diocese... the Church of England... and the wider Church From the Anglican Church Freiburg The arrival of our new minister, Rev Vinod Victor & his familyAfter an 18 months interregnum we're so happy that they are finally with us!Vinod's Licensing Service was held on 12th Dec 2021.... Continue Reading →

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Brother Lawrence and our quiet time

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- A few years ago, on a weekend away, we heard about Brother Lawrence. He was a 17th Century French lay monk. He started off working in the kitchen of the monastery. Even though his job was the lowly work of cooking the simple dishes for... Continue Reading →

Show Me Thy Way, O Lord.

Show me your ways O Lord and teach me your pathsPsalm 25:4 Dear Friends I join you in thanking God for the gift of the new year 2022. It feels like getting out of the door on a snowy day in an unknown terrain. On the one side there is the excitement of the adventures... Continue Reading →

Post Holidays Blues

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- When I saw what date for a meditation I had been assigned, I paused and wondered what significance such a date had for me, what might be the focus of my musings… December 29th.  Hmmmm.  The first thing that came to mind was the feeling... Continue Reading →

My Elf on the Shelf

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- I have a confession to make: I find The Little Drummer Boy to be one of the most touching Christmas songs ever! I don’t know how this happened, but a few years ago all the sudden this song reduced me to tears, and it still... Continue Reading →

Go and sit in the sun!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- One of the many benefits of a mid-week meditation is that we know the weather forecast for the rest of the week. And the good news is: it will be sunny!!! For all of us who are familiar with the rigors of the German winter,... Continue Reading →

Now is the day of salvation

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- As we are getting closer to yet another lockdown, with viral infections peaking at rates not seen before, and with yet another morphed variant of the SARS-Cov-2 family starting to spread, there is a lot of sadness and disappointment, and also bickering and backbiting. So... Continue Reading →

In times like these…

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- We just entered Advent, Vinod and his family arrived in Freiburg ready to enter a new chapter in their and our lives, Germany’s government is in transition, and SARS CoV2 is still around and with the new variant we are eagerly awaiting the next decisions... Continue Reading →

In the beginning is the Word

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- In my teaching and research, a certain issue about knowledge comes up frequently. ‘Perspectivity’ pervades the study of literature, history, philosophy, and even law. Concern for the ‘the dangers of a single story’, history being ‘written by the winners’, ‘epistemic privilege’, and ‘the length of... Continue Reading →

Reaching out – even now!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- On Sunday our reading in Hebrews ended with this verse: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.Hebrews 10:24-25 Intimes like these... Continue Reading →

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