where to find an anglican/episcopal service
Anglican churches have existed for a long time in many parts of Germany. They comprise people of various nations, languages, and Christian traditions, and they offer worship and church life in the English language.
The Council of Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany (CAECG) is a joint working group between churches belonging to the Anglican Communion.
Each year the CAECG offers an opportunity for anyone connected with the Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany to participate in a Christian Education Weekend.
Recount of activities and a gallery of photographs of our meetings, seminars, Kirchentage, etc.
Links of Interest
Other English-speaking / Anglican services in Germany:
Dresden (third Sunday of every month)
Leipzig (Anglican services in English)
Hannover (services in English offered by the Old Catholics)
Ulm (services in English on a frequent basis)
Anglicans in other German speaking countries:
Church of England
The Church of England considers itself to stand both in a Reformed church tradition (current English law regards it as Protestant) and in a Catholic (but not Roman Catholic) church tradition: Reformed insofar as many of the principles of the Reformation have influenced it and insofar as it does not accept Papal authority; Catholic in that it views itself as the unbroken continuation of the early apostolic and later medieval "universal church" rather than as a new formation. In its practices, furthermore, the Church of England remains closer to Roman Catholicism than most Protestant Churches. It holds many relatively conservative theological beliefs, its liturgical form of worship can feature tradition and ceremony, and its organization embodies a belief in apostolic succession through the historical episcopal hierarchy of archbishops, bishops, and dioceses.
Die anglikanische Kirchengemeinschaft (“Anglican Communion”) ist eine weltweite Gemeinschaft, die sich aus einunddreißig selbstverwalteten Einzelkirchen zusammensetzt. Diese Kirchen – in 164 Ländern mit rund 500 Diözesen – stehen miteinander in ständiger Verbindung; Brennpunkt ihrer Zusammengehörigkeit ist der Erzbischof von Canterbury. Mit über siebzig Millionen Angehörigen bilden sie nach der römisch-katholischen und den orthodoxen Kirchen die drittgrößte christliche Glaubensgemeinschaft. Die Bezeichnung “anglican”/anglikanisch ist vom lateinischen “anglicanus” = englisch abgeleitet.
Anglicanism is the catholic faith as expressed through the Church of England. An Anglican is a member of the Anglican Church, or more properly the Anglican Communion. The word “Anglican” derives from the word “Anglo” as in "Anglo-Saxon" and means "English." The Anglican Church originally was the Church of England and indeed the Anglican Church began in England. Today, many centuries later, The Anglican Communion is made up of 38 Provinces that include 77 million members in 164 countries. It is the third largest Christian church, right after Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. "Anglicanism" is the beliefs and practices of the Anglican Communion.
Although considered Protestant by many, the Anglican Communion identifies itself with the catholic faiths. In fact, many refer to the Anglican faith as being reformed Catholicism, while others call it Biblican Catholicism. But, whatever the definition, Anglicanism is a hybrid between the Catholic and Protestant faiths.
In the summer of 2006 the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams identified three things that, when held together, make Anglicanism distinct from other Christian denominations and contribute to the essential character of our church. Other denominations share one or two of these qualities. What makes Anglicanism unique is the balanced presence of all three.