Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Church in Sydenham

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The German Church Sydenham was founded in 1876 by wealthy German businessmen and craftsmen who moved from the dirty city of London to the quiet suburb of Forest Hill. In the second world war, the church building was destroyed by German bombs. In 1959, a new building was erected on its own site, which today is the center of the church life.

There are numerous groups in the building, which connects the church, the community hall and function rooms: a German community with numerous community groups, German Saturday School, Ichthus Fellowship, German Kindergarten and the flute ensemble "Bonhoeffer Consorts". The Bonhoeffer congregation understands their building as a place of encounter in which people of different origins and characteristics come together.

A German-language service is regularly celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, in parallel there is always a children's worship service.

The congregation also includes the southern outer groups in Canterbury, Haywards Heath and Sevenoaks. Here, too, there are regular worship services and afternoon talks.


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