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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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Weekly Newsletter

Midweek Meditation Lauren talks today to us about a serious topic that is close to her heart.Read the Meditation here. Here you can find Vinod's homily from last Sunday. Watch and share is this week's 'Voices from the ACF' video from Linda here on YouTube and Facebook. Upcoming ACF Events Lent Bible Studies Starting on... Continue Reading →

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Blessed are the poor who have nothing to own

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- William Wilberforce, another of my heroes of the faith, fought against all odds for over twenty years in late 18th-century England to abolish slavery and died just three days after the bill finally passed in Parliament, ending slavery in the British Empire. I always was... Continue Reading →

The New Beginnings

Homily - Sunday, the 22nd January 2023 Reading: Matthew 4: 12-25 Introduction Have we ever encountered a situation where we reckoned that we are on a journey through dark valleys or that we are in the region and shadow of death? The journey could be very difficult. But imagine a light at the end of... Continue Reading →

Sick Day

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Like everyone else, our family is being sick, on and off, at the moment. Today I’m the one who is feeling rough. Yes, I’m aware that I’m in a very privileged situation of generally being fit and well, of not having to live with chronic... Continue Reading →

Waiting (Psalm 40)

Homily - Sunday, the 15th January 2023 Reading: Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord;    he inclined to me and heard my cry.2 He drew me up from the desolate pit,    out of the miry bog,and set my feet upon a rock,    making my steps secure.3 He put a new song in my mouth,    a song of praise to our God.Psalm... Continue Reading →

As we age

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- As many of you know, we moved my mother-in-law into a wonderful nursing home in November.  Of course, we knew that, after living independently for so many years, she would have difficulties transitioning.  But what we did not expect was her anger at the world,... Continue Reading →

Epiphany

Homily - Epiphany Sunday, the 8th January 2023 Reading: Matthew 2:1-12 Why did the Almighty choose a child wrapped in swaddling clothes to reveal the majesty of God’s glory? Why did the revelation of the Almighty manifest in the fleeing as a fugitive and living as a refugee? Why was Epiphany made manifest in a... Continue Reading →

Let Us Give Hope Another Chance

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13 It was with great hopes and expectations that we entered 2022. We had hoped that the Pandemic would slowly make way for life to return to... Continue Reading →

Prayers for the New Year

Homily - Sunday, the 1st January 2023 - New Year Day Covenant Service Reading: Psalm 147:13-20 Today as we begin a new day, a new week, a new month and a new year and pray “O Lord strengthen our gates” we are reminded that January was named after the Roman God Janus- the deity of... Continue Reading →

Christmas Day Homily

Homily - Sunday, the 25th December 2022 Reading: Luke 2 I asked a young person yesterday what would be a relevant theme for a Christmas Day Homily and she suggested, “From Messi to the Messiah.” The World Cup Football tournament is over. Messi was acclaimed the Messiah But after the din and buzzle the call... Continue Reading →

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Homily - Sunday, the 18th December 2022 View the Service Outline here Christmas Story from Leo Tolstoy- Papa Panov’s Special Christmas The village shoemaker who stayed alone wanted to see Jesus at Christmas time. On the previous day he opened the Bible and read of the baby having no place and sighed Had they come... Continue Reading →

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