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.
How to find us?
The exhibition takes place at St George's German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB.
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.
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.
There are two steps into the Church. A ramp is available for wheelchair access.