Evening of Song with Saint Alban’s

Saturday 21 March 2015, 19.00h, Münsterhof, rue des Juifs, Strasbourg.

On Saturday 21st March, the first day of spring, St. Alban’s Anglican Church will celebrate the many different musical talents of its community:

  • the youngest members of the church, the Sunday School, who demonstrate their enormous musical potential;
  • the Malgache and West African members of the community with their distinctive musical cultures;
  • our singing group which follows the Anglican tradition of anthems from Elizabethan to modern times;
  • very gifted soloists – and there are all those who love to sing and offer their praise to the Lord.

Combine all of that and you have – a very special musical experience, and at the same time a demonstration of what this church of St. Alban’s is all about: the bringing together here in Strasbourg of people from all over the world to hear God’s word and to worship together.

All are invited to St. Alban’s Evening of Song on Saturday 21st March in the Münsterhof, on the rue des Juifs here in Strasbourg. Please come, bring your friends, bring your neighbours, spread the word and be prepared to enjoy a wonderful musical experience.

Entrance is free but there will be a collection afterwards to support the work of our church. We hope that in this way we can make St. Alban’s and the Anglican community better known in Strasbourg and strengthen our contacts with other churches in this city.

We need help to organise this event. In the interval drinks and finger food will be available, so we need people to prepare the food and provide the drinks, to serve and generally to help prepare the hall and clear up afterwards.

If you can help, please sign up on the list on the notice board at the back of church and/or get in touch with

Sarah Palmer, email

Catherine Emezie, email

Andrew Wilson, email

Soirée des Voix de Saint Alban

Samedi 21 mars 2015, 19h, au Munsterhof, 9 rue des Juifs, Strasbourg

Le samedi 21 mars, premier jour du printemps, l’église anglicane Saint Alban veut célébrer les nombreux et divers talents musicaux de sa communauté:

les plus jeunes, qui participent à l’école du dimanche, avec leur grand potentiel musical;

les membres d’origine malgache, pakistanaise et africaine, avec leurs cultures musicales distinctives;

le groupe vocal qui maintient la tradition chorale des motets Anglicans, de l’époque élisabéthaine à nos jours;

les solistes talentueux -et tous ceux qui, simplement, aiment chanter et louer le Seigneur en musique.

Combinez tout cela, et vous aurez une expérience musicale unique, et la manifestation de ce que représente vraiment Saint Alban : être le lieu de rencontre, à Strasbourg, où des personnes venues du monde entier, se réunissent pour entendre la parole de Dieu et le louer ensemble.

Un buffet sera ouvert à l’entracte.

Vous êtes tous invités à la soirée des Voix de Saint Alban le samedi 21 mars, à 19h, au Munsterhof, 9 rue des Juifs à Strasbourg. Venez nombreux, en famille et avec vos amis, parlez-en autour de vous, pour cette expérience musicale unique. Nous espérons aussi, de cette manière, mieux faire connaître la communauté anglicane à Strasbourg et renforcer les liens avec les autres communautés chrétiennes de cette ville.

L’entrée est libre et un plateau sera présenté à la fin pour soutenir les divers ministères de St Alban.

Children’s Music Rehearsal

Dear parents

Please note the rendezvous for this saturday 21 February at Ruche 35, no. 35 rue Vauban, near Place d’Island tram stop. At13h20 for 1 hour. please be on time as the choir will also rehearse immediately afterwards.

Please come with your song sheets (enclosed) as I have not been able to make more copies.

Maurice has kindly agreed to bring his keyboard and Vahè will play for us so I’m sure we will have fun practising the songs.

Thanks in advance for your collaboration.

I look forward to seeing everyone.


Links to the Music:
My God is awesome
Today by Kirk Franklin


Liebfrauenberg Weekend Away

Finding a Voice”

Liebfrauenberg, 6th – 8th March 2015

For more than forty years many of us have spent time, a weekend, during Lent at Liebfrauenberg, a Protestant retreat centre in the northern Vosges. We come from the Anglican chaplaincies in Heidelberg, Strasbourg and Stuttgart. Together we think about our faith, worship together, prepare for Easter, walk in the woods, laugh, and enjoy friendship.

Our Topic

Finding a Voice” is a series of studies based on the film ‘The King’s Speech’. (There will be the chance to see the film during the weekend.) It is  a fictionalised version of events surrounding the speech impediments of the British King, George VI (reigned 1936-1952) and father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II.  George (or Bertie to use his family’s name for him) had a debilitating stammer, which became an increasing problem as the media age arrived.

Many of us struggle with speaking out, particularly in matters of faith.  “Finding a Voice” is about discovering that like George VI we need courage, perseverance and the will to succeed.  As Christians we also need to follow God’s guiding hand.  As we try to find our voice our prayer is that God will guide us on our journey.

Our speaker has a passion for creating Bible Studies which enable us to find a fresh connection with God’s word using various learning methods, – visual, audio and kinesthetic learning. i.e the learner needs to be actively doing something while learning).

Our Speaker

The Rev’d Ben Clowes is a Methodist Minister in Cheshire in a village called Alderley Edge (where John Murray was locum for three months in 2013). He has been a minister there since September 2007.

Ben writes “I have three busy, vibrant and very different churches, all of which are growing – Alderley Edge whose membership is very diverse, Mottram St Andrew which is in a very rural area and The Welcome which is on a very deprived estate.  I am the Chair of “Churches Together in Alderley” and have a very close working relationship with the local Anglican church – St Philip and St James.  Before I entered the ministry I was a Computer Programmer.  I have been married to Catherine for eighteen years and have two teenage boys (Sam and Joel).

Programme Note

There is a programme for children if at least four children are coming for the weekend.


Costs are kept as low as possible This year the cost for adults is 73 euros per person per night, with all meals included,.

Young people 13-17 years: 52 euros per night

Children  4-12 years: 40 euros per night

Children under 4: no charge. If you foresee difficulty paying the full amount, please speak to John or Diane Murray as it is often possible to find sources of help.

Please fill out this liebfrauenberg 2015 form.

It would be very helpful if you could let Diane or John Murray know by 22 February if you are planning to come at


Upcoming Locum Priests at Saint Alban’s

At the moment St. Alban’s Strasbourg is without a Priest-in-Charge; the previous incumbent, the Revd. Canon Harold Nahabedian, returned to his native Canada in February 2013.  The Church Council is involved in the diocesan process of recruiting a successor and hopes that this year a new Priest-in-Charge may be found.  In the meantime we have been blessed by the willingness of a series of locum priests to spend weeks and months with us in Strasbourg, celebrating the Eucharist and offering pastoral care.

The Revd. John Murray, a former Priest-in-Charge who lives near Strasbourg and to whom we are very grateful for repeatedly covering vacancies, is acting as locum priest until 11th January.

On 18th January the Revd. Patrick Irwin is returning for what will be his third stint as locum in Strasbourg.  He stays with us until Ash Wednesday,  18th February.

From 20th February until 7th April we shall be welcoming the Revd. Geoff Arrand and his wife Margaret for their second stay in Strasbourg; they will celebrate Easter with us.

On 26th April the Revd. Roger Wikeley will come for what will also be his second visit; he stays until 31 May.

Christmas Lunch and Carol Sing

Everyone is warmly invited to the home of John and Diane Murray for the annual Christmas lunch followed by carol singing. If you don’t have a ride, carpools can be arranged after Sunday worship. If you are intending to come, it would be a help if you could let the Murrays know at:
Sunday, December 14, 2014, after church
Where: 21 Rue de l’Hospice, 21 Hospice St, 67120 Dorlisheim, France