Service of Reconciliation 2022

Cross of Nails

Service of Reconciliation

Sunday 26th June at 11.00, we will be holding a special Community of Cross of Nails (CCN) Service of Reconciliation.

The Community of Cross of Nails (CCN) Service of Reconciliation led by our new Resident Chaplain Padre Mark. Our select preacher is The Very Reverend Ulrike Schmidt-Hesse, Dean of the Protestant Deanery of Darmstadt-City. John Witcombe Dean of Coventry Cathedral will also be joining us for this service.

During WWII Darmstadt was bombed a number of times. The most devastating air raid occurred on the night of 11/12 September 1944, when No. 5 Group of the Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed the city.

 66,000 of the 110,000 inhabitants of Darmstadt at the time became homeless. Darmstadt lost between 12,500 and 13,500 inhabitants during World War II.

As this is a service of reconciliation, The Very Revd John Witcombe Dean of Coventry Cathedral will join us as we journey our ministry through our CCN partnership together. Members of the CCN strive to adhere to the three guiding principles of the Community of the Cross of Nails:

  • Healing the wounds of history
  • Learning to live with difference and celebrate diversity
  • Building a culture of peace

Again, all are very welcome to join us for this very special service.

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Reverend Ulrike Schmidt-Hesse
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Dean of Coventry Cathedral John Witcombe