The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, has visited St Anne’s Lutheran Church in the City of London, to strengthen ties with the Lutheran Church in Great Britain (LCiGB).
Bishop Sarah preached during Bach Vespers, an evening Lutheran service featuring a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach and the music of his contemporaries. St Anne’s has held regular Bach Vespers in the City of London for over 35 years.
In her sermon, Bishop Sarah praised the work of St Anne’s which, as a congregation of the Lutheran Church of Great Britain (LCiGB), continues and sustains a long standing Lutheran presence in the City of London. St. Anne’s congregation was delighted to welcome the Bishop, were inspired and encouraged by her sermon and appreciated the opportunity to engage in informal conversations with her over the refreshments after the service.
350 years ago, Charles II officially sanctioned the creation of a Lutheran congregation in the City of London, giving the mostly German congregation the site of the former church of Holy Trinity the Less, which was destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.
Later this year, the LCiGB will welcome its new Bishop, Tor Berger Jørgensen, Bishop of Sør-Hålogaland (Church of Norway).