News from the CLC and its Member Churches

    CLC Newsletter in July

    Here are the updates and events from the CLC and our Lutheran community:
    * New Chair and General Secretary in Dialogue * Task Force for CLC Website Revamp * Trip to Wittenberg and other places of the Reformation * Pride Month with London Parade Participation and Other Events * Video Recording of the Baltic United Remembrance Service * London Chinese Lutheran Church Anniversary
    Read the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/426bf9f221eb/clc-news-9446671

    A new General Secretary for CLC

    CLC is very happy to announce that Rev Meelis Süld will become its next General Secretary. Rev Meelis has been a member of CLC’s staff in his role as Outreach Manager for the last four years and is well known in the Lutheran, ecumenical and Christian journalistic community in the UK and beyond. He is also a pastor in the Lutheran Church in Great Britain, currently serving at St Anne’s Lutheran Church in London. CLC’s new chairman, Mr. Per Jonsson, notes the importance of having an ordained General Secretary, as Per is lay, and of maintaining a good balance between lay and clergy people in leadership. Commenting on Rev Meelis’s journalistic background as broadcaster and religious editor, he noted: “We have to make ourselves known to the wider audience and tell them what we stand for and why we exist. Meelis’s background will be very helpful in that.” Rev Meelis shared his excitement taking up the role of General Secretary. He says that his dream is for CLC to be known in UK society through a charitable initiative or a project that serves the whole Christian community or country: “I would like to see what our member churches would like to offer to the wider society. I think it is important that Lutherans are visible and known for their contribution to the public.” You can hear more from Rev Meelis and Per in our next podcast episode where they reflect on their respective new roles in CLC. CLC is looking forward to welcoming Rev Meelis in his new role. Please pray for him and for CLC in this period of transition.

    Photo by Olev Mihkelmaa

    CLC at London Pride

    Join us at the London Pride Parade on June 29th. Prep sessions take place at Lutherans Inclusive gatherings; next meeting June 20. For more details, email inclusive[at]lutheran.org.uk. Parade registration link can be found here.

    Bishop Paulina Hławiczka-Trotman becomes the president of CTE’s 4th Presidency Group

    Bishop Paulina Hławiczka-Trotman has been appointened as the new President for the Fourth Presidency Group of Churchres Together in England (CTE). CTE General Secretary, Bishop Mike Royal, said: “Bishop Paulina has a proven track record of ecumenical engagement and an unswerving commitment to CTE’s Racial Justice Working Group. As the first female Polish Bishop in the UK, she is a trailblazer. We are excited about the ongoing journey with our Lutheran sisters and brothers”.
    Until now, the role was filled by the CLC General Secretary Dr Anna Krauss, who has stepped down from the Presidency to take up the post of Director of the The Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF) Centre in Wittenberg, Germany.
    Photo by Rev Meelis Süld

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