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.
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Funded by: Congregation of German Christ Church; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany London; German Historical Institute London; Hedwig and Wolfgang Emmerich Bequest; Hilde Sloan Bequest; The Charities Administered by the Kaiser Wilhelm II Fund; Mariann Steegmann Foundation; St Paul’s German Evangelical Reformed Church Trust (in recognition of the role played by the former St Paul's church and congregation in the German Protestant community in London).