Statue of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Westminster Abbey
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Caroline of Ansbach (1683–1737)
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Jan Łaski (1499–1560)
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The German Chapel, St. James's Palace (1816)
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Martin Luther (1483–1546)
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George Müller (1805–1898)
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German Hospital in Dalston
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Martin Bucer (1491–1551)
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Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
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J. S. Burn, The history of the French, Walloon, Dutch, and other Foreign Protestant Refugees settled in England (London, 1846)
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About

500 Years: German Protestants in Britain London, 7 September to 5 November 2017

German Protestant congregations have existed in Britain for almost 500 years. Little known to the general public, these churches and their members have left a significant mark on British society and Anglo-German relations. From King George I to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from the German Chapel Royal to the Palatine refugees – the history of German Protestants in Britain is important, wide-ranging and captivating.

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is celebrated across the world in 2017, this exhibition – organised by the German congregations in London – explores the history of German Protestants in Britain, from the 1520s to the present.

The exhibition takes place from 7 September to 5 November 2017 at St George’s German Lutheran Church London, the oldest surviving German church in Britain. It thus also offers an opportunity to visit this unique Grade II* listed building.

A series of events accompanies the exhibition, covering different facets of this 500-year history. View the programme here.

Visit

How to find us?

The exhibition takes place at St George's German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB. 

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The best way to reach the church is by public transport. St George's is located 3 minutes from Aldgate East Underground station and 5 minutes from Aldgate Underground station. Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street stations are a 10 minute walk away.

Many buses also stop near the church. For further information, please check the Transport for London website.

Opening hours

The exhibition runs from 7 September to 5 November 2017. 

Regular weekly opening hours are:

Wednesdays – 12 to 6pm 
Saturdays and Sundays – 11 am to 5 pm

In addition, the exhibition will open on the following days:

Thursday, 7 September - 12-3pm

Friday, 8 September - 12-3pm

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike previously stated, we will unfortunately no longer be open on Tuesday, 31 October. If you were planning to visit that day, please get in contact with us. 


Additional visits outside opening hours may be arranged for groups upon request. Please contact the organisers.

Access

There are two steps into the Church. A ramp is available for wheelchair access.