A Prayer for the Coronation

We pray for King Charles III and his family, that they may carry out the tasks assigned to them with wisdom and care for the nation.

We pray for the governance of this country, that it may be a stable one under which all its inhabitants may find safety and peace.

We pray for the people of this country, that they may find hope in a dark and difficult time.

We pray for the Church, that it may be able  bring this hope to the people of this country.

Lutherans Inclusive on 4th of May 6pm

CLC’s Lutherans Inclusive group studies theme “Greek and Roman Sexuality: Some Context for Reading the Gospel”. Dr Sebastian Matzner who teaches and researches classical literature and its reception in later periods at King’s College London will give a brief introduction into how sexual activity was understood, socially organised, and lived out in ancient Greece and Rome, highlighting both where it differs significantly from today as well as how it came to shape modern notions of sexual identities that emerged in the nineteenth-century. On Thursday 4th of May at 6pm, for more information and registration please contact inclusive[at]lutheran.org.uk.

General Secretary Dr Anna Krauß is one of the six Presidents of Churches Together in England

Churches Together in England announced the appointment of a new President, to represent our Fourth Presidency Group. Dr Anna Krauss, General Secretary of the Council of Lutheran Churches in Great Britain, was nominated by the Group’s members. Her term of office begins at the start of May 2023 for four years.

CTE General Secretary, Bishop Mike Royal, said, “CTE is delighted at the appointment of Dr Anna Krauss as CTE President, representing the Fourth Presidency Group. Anna is a formidable theologian, who does a stellar job in leading the Council for Lutheran Churches, alongside her ongoing involvement in local ecumenical church ministry. “Her voice will be a breath of fresh air and we look forward to supporting her to fulfil her role, alongside our other CTE Presidents.”

Dr Anna Krauss said of her appointment, “I am honoured and humbled to serve as a President of CTE. “My term follows an ‘empty chair’, a painful reminder of disunity among Christians. But ecumenism is hope – not a trite platitude, but a deep conviction that we can recognize Christ in all of us and our respective churches. Our diversity enables us to spread the Gospel farther and more deeply. The work of reconciliation and collaboration among Christians helps us to spread the light of Christ into those corners of our dark and desolate World that we could not reach on our own. The Fourth Presidency Group is small but fully committed to the cause of Christian unity and we are looking forward to the period ahead.”

New Episode of the Lutheran Podcast

CLC updates, LWF Pre-Assembly in Oxford, LCiGB Synod, Student Chaplaincy events

“Lutherans in the UK – Living Grace” is a joint venture of the Council of Lutheran Churches (CLC) in Great Britain. This is our first episode with video. CLC Gen Sec Anna Krauß and Outreach Coordinator Meelis Süld will give a short summary about important developments in the CLC, bishop Tor B Jørgensen from the Lutheran Church in Great Britain (LCiGB) helps to summarise the Lutheran World Federation’s Pre-Assembly in Oxford and recent LCiGB Synod meeting, we will call also to LCiGB bishop-elect Jaakko Rusama to hear more about his vision about Lutherans in the UK, at the end of the episode CLC Student Chaplain Rebecca Daniel will inform us about upcoming events in the International Lutheran Student Centre (ILSC).

Video Podcast

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Storytelling webinars now available on YouTube

The CLC and Churches Together in England hosted three events on storytelling in churches this February. Through ‘The art of storytelling’ events we learned the power of stories to share the Christian message – whether from the pulpit, as spokenword or through the media. We recorded the three webinar sessions and are pleased to share them. For more information and the links to the webinars: https://cte.org.uk/storytelling-webinars/

LWF Easter message: The risen Christ is present in the toughest places

“When fear seems overwhelming, violence erupts, suffocating poverty abounds, the ravages of climate change destroy livelihoods and homes, racism, colonialism and injustice lingers, the risen Christ is present in the toughest places and upends the status quo.”

The Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF) Easter Message by Rev. Dr Robin Steinke, President of Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA), and LWF Executive Committee member. 

Click here to read the full message

Lutheran Church in GB and CLC hosting LWF’s European pre-assembly

Delegates from the Lutheran World Federation member churches across Europe are gathering in Oxford this week for the Pre-Assembly ahead of the global Thirteenth Assembly in Poland in September. The European Pre-Assembly takes place from 21 to 24 March, hosted by the Lutheran Church in Great Britain together with the Council of Lutheran Churches. Please follow our Facebook for the opening service 21 March 4pm, and updates from Oxford. https://www.facebook.com/counciloflutheranchurches