Our next meeting:

An illustrated talk by Michael Ziessler

on Sunday 17th November, 2.30pm
in Gateacre Chapel, Gateacre Brow, L25 3PB

The German Church of Liverpool was founded in the middle of the 19th century. German sailors and immigrants - many of them working in sugar factories or as pork butchers - felt the need to gather and to worship in their familiar language. In the early 20th century the Church had about 1,000 members, and was (outside of London) the biggest German congregation in the UK. The two World Wars were major setbacks for the congregation; however the German Church is still, today, a home for German people living in the UK.

Michael Ziessler is a retired professor of psychology from Liverpool Hope University. He came to the UK in 2001 and moved to Liverpool in 2006 where he served for 10 years as treasurer of the German Church. During this time - as an immigrant himself - he developed an interest in the history of the congregation, its origins and the changes over time. His talk will show us how the Church has developed during the last 170 years.

ALL WELCOME - Admission free - Donations invited

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