The Ely-North Elbe Link
The Diocese of Ely has had a link with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the North Elbe in Germany since 1991.
Activities under the auspices of the Ely-North Elbe Link have included:
- Links between parishes and deaneries in England and Germany.
- The exchange of clergy.
- Joint training for curates
The area covered by the North Elbian Church stretches from Hamburg to the Danish border. It has three bishops based in Hamburg, Schleswig and Lübeck, over eight hundred churches and chapels and over a thousand pastors.
Kirchentag May 12th - 16th 2010 in Munich
Kirchentag is one of the gatherings of ordinary Christians in the world and usually takes place every two years in a different German city.
This year from 12th to 16th May in Munich there is an extra Kirchentag bringing together both Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians.
Kirchentag is a vast pick-and-mix phenomenon offering Bible study, music, worship, debate, cultural activities and the opportunity to share with Christians from around the world. Over 200,000 people attended the first ecumenical Kirchentag in Berlin in 2003, including representatives from Ely Diocese.