Thank you

Thank you to all who came yesterday to the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in celebration of the birth of Christ: all who read lessons, Anita and Emil who accompanied the carols so beautifully and everyone who joined in the singing. We were also delighted that ks. Prezbiter Sebastian Maria Niedźwierdziński and members of the Parafia Ewangelicko-Metodystyczna w Gdańsku, Sopocie i Gdyni joined us and contributed to the celebration. It was lovely to feel part of the wider Christian community and to experience a coming together of English and Polish in our hymns, prayers and readings.

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Panel of Protestant Pastors

thumbnailLast Thursday Richard Washington (of our Warsaw congregation) and I contributed to the Panel of Protestant Pastors, part of the “Reformacja i ewangelicyzm nad Bałtykiem,” project hosted by the Nadbałtyckie Centrum Kultury.

The topic for discussion was “The problems and challenges facing Protestants today” and it was a welcome opportunity to share experience with representatives of other churches in the area. Richard and I are, of course, lay workers in the Church of England, but our Chaplain was present to keep an eye on us.

We are grateful to Prof. Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński and Dr Krzysztof Ulanowski of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism of the University of Gdańsk for chairing and stimulating the discussion with tact and efficiency.

Special Event: Anglicans in Gdańsk, Then and Now

 Date:      17.00 Friday 21st April  2017 and 9.30 Saturday 22nd April 2017

Place:      Gdańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Sztuki , Chlebnicka 2, Gdańsk

The event will be conducted in English and Polish.

The Anglican Church in Poland is planning an event to enable the wider community in the Trójmiasto to understand more about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. Sessions will include a short history of Anglicanism, a look at the Celtic and monastic roots of Anglican liturgy and a retracing of the footsteps of Anglicans who lived in Gdańsk in the past. There will also be an interview with the Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Poland and a Church of England vicar will share her experiences in an English parish today.

Ask away! The event will include a ‘question panel’ in which three Anglican clergy are prepared to be grilled with questions submitted in advance by members of the pubic. Have you got a question about the Anglican Church? If so, you can send it via the contact form on this website or by e-mail to anglican.gdansk@yahoo.co.uk