News from Coventry Cathedral
This Friday, 25th of May, the Cathedral will celebrate its Golden Jubilee. The service will be attended by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and the Archbishop of Canterbury. CCN Partners from around the world and Companions will be present as well. Some of them will be able to meet the Archbishop whilst he is briefed on our plans for St Michael’s House and the Ruins.
Please pray for the service and all the important meetings!
Choir of Survivors and visit of the Frauenkirche Chamber Choir
Choir of Survivors
The Chamber Choir of the Frauenkirche Dresden stayed in Coventry for two days and gave a wonderful and moving concert on Saturday night. On Sunday 20th May, a new statue titled “Choir of Survivors” was unveiled in the Coventry Cathedral Ruins. The statue is dedicated to civilians killed or injured in aerial bombing during wars past and present. During the act of dedication specific reference was made to German civilians killed in the allied bombings of 1940-1945.
The ceremony was part of the 50th Anniversary events which commemorate not only the work of the Peace and Reconciliation Ministry during the past five decades but look towards the future as the Ruins are redesignated as a permanent memorial to civilians killed, injured or traumatised by war and violent conflict worldwide. The statue, created by German sculptor Helmut Heinze, is the first permanent memorial to German civilians within the grounds of Coventry Cathedral. The Bishop of Saxony, Jochen Bohl, also attended the service. Read more…
German Youth Groups visiting Coventry Cathedral
Two groups of confirmands will visit Coventry Cathedral in the summer 2012. From the 6th of June to the 8th of June, Michael Huebner and 18 young teenagers from the Rhineland will visit us and learn about the International work of the CCN and will have a look around the Cathedral. Dr Cornelia Kulawik will bring 50 teenagers from the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtnis-Kirche in Berlin to Coventry in July for four days with workshops about peace, reconciliation and religion. We will develop a set programme for international school and confirmand groups visit. If you are interested in this programme, please contact Felicitas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
News from our CCN Partners
Cross of Nails presentation to St Martin, York
The Cross of Nails was presented to St Martin Coney Street in York during a deeply moving service on Sunday, 29th of April. The city of York with its historical significance was bombed in the early hours of 29 April 1942. St Martin Coney Street was almost completely destroyed during that bombing and just partly rebuilt. It is now dedicated to reconciliation and the church and congregation want to discover new ways of building harmonious relationships with other denominations, faiths and cultures. Read more…
Cross of Nails presentation in Dachau
Canon David Porter presented a Cross of Nails to the Evangelische Versoehnungskirche (Protestant Reconciliation Church) and Catholics Seelsorge (Catholic Pastoral Care) in the Memorial Site of the Concentration Camp Dachau on the 8th May 2012. Read more…
The German CCN at the Katholikentag
The German CCN was present at the 98th Deutschen Katholikentag
Creating small Cross of Nails at the Katholikentag
(German Catholic Day) in Mannheim. A service with Bishop Dr. Fischer and Suffragan Bishop Boom in our CCN Partner Konkordienkirche was attended by hundreds of people and the CCN spoke about the importance of ecumenical fellowship.