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

Tuesday, 31 October - 12-3pm 

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.