The exhibition is co-organised by the German congregations of St Mary with St Georges and German Christ Church in London. They are part of a country-wide network of German churches, many of which have histories going back many hundreds of years. A chronology of foundations is given below. Still-active congregations are linked to their current homepages. 

1550                First Church of the Germans and Other Strangers, London 

                        (until 1553)

1669                Hamburg Lutheran Church, London (now based in Essex)

1694                St. Mary's Lutheran Church, London

1697                St Paul German Reformed Church, London (until 1941)

1700                German Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London (until 1901)

1762                St. George's German Lutheran Church, London 

                        (now merged with St Mary's)

1770                St John's Church, Ludgate Hill, London (until 1792)

1786                Church of Zion, London (until 1793)

1787                German Philadelphia Church, Whitechapel, London (until 1789)

1846                Liverpool

1848                Hull (and Grimsby) (until 2010)

1853                Manchester

1854                Camberwell, London (until 1914)

1857                Islington, London (until 1914)

1863                Sunderland German Congregation and Seamen's Mission (until 1914)

1863                Edinburgh

1875                Sydenham, London (today Dietrich-Bonhoeffer Church)

1877                Bradford

1879                South Shields

1890                Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1896                Manchester, Newton

1897                Glasgow

1897                Middlesbrough

1903                Dundee (until 1968)

1904                German Christ Church, Knightsbridge, London

1904                Fulham, London (until 1914)

1904                Aberdeen

1909                Bristol

1909                Perth (until 1967)

1911                St. Markus Lutheran Church (until 1914)

1913                Birmingham

1939                Oxford

1956                Cambridge

1956                St Albans/Luton

1958                Llanelli

1964                Leeds

1965                Coventry

1977                Petersham, London

Further reading

Some further resources for those wishing to explore the history of German churches in Britain. 

English

J. S. Burn, The history of the French, Walloon, Dutch, and other Foreign Protestant Refugees settled in England (London, 1846)

L. Carsten, ‘German Refugees in Great Britain 1933-1945‘, in Exile in Great Britain. Refugees from Hitler’s Germany, ed. By Gerhard Hirschfeld (1984)

Keith Clemens, Bonhoeffer and Britain (London: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, 2006)

Heinrich Deicke, A Short History of the German Evangelical Reformed St Paul’s Church (London, 1907)

Susan Duxbury-Neumann, Little Germany: A History of Bradford’s Germans (Stroud: Amberley, 2015)

Stefan Manz, Margrit Schulte Beerbühl and John R. Davis (eds), Migration and Transfer from Germany to Britain, 1660-1914 (Munich, 2007)

John Mason, The Moravian Church and the Missionary Awakening in England 1760-1800 (Woodbridge, 2001)

Friedeborg L. Müller, The History of German Lutheran Congregations in England, 1900-1950 (Frankfurt: Verlag Peter Lang, 1987)

William O’Reilly, ‘The Naturalization Act of 1709 and the Settlement of Germans in Britain, Ireland and the Colonies‘, in Britain, Ireland and Colonial America, 1550-1750, pp. 492-505

Philip Otterness, ‘The 1709 Palatine Migration and the Formation of German Immigrant Identity in London and New York’ Explorations in Early American Culture, 3 (1999), pp. 8-23

Philip Otterness, Becoming German: the 1709 Palatine migration to New York (London: Cornell University Press, 2004)

Panikos Panayi, German Immigrants in Britain during the 19th Century, 1815-1914 (Oxford: Berg, 1995), pp. 148-70

Edward George Pearce, The Lutheran Church in Britain (1953)

Andrew Pettegree, Foreign Protestant Communities in Sixteenth-Century London (Oxford, 1986)

Colin Podmore, The Moravian Church in England, 1728-1760 (Oxford, 1998)

Julius Rieger, ‘The British Crown and the German Churches in England’, in Franz Hildebrandt (ed.), ‘And the Other Pastors of Thy Flock’. A German Tribute to the Bishop of Chichester (Cambridge, 1942), pp. 101-23

Barbara M. Robinson, The Hull German Lutheran Church 1848-1998 (2000)

Susanne Steinmetz, ‘300 years of St. Mary’s German Lutheran Church in London: 1694-1994’, in St. Mary’s German Lutheran Church, London 1694-1994 (London, 1994)

Susanne Steinmetz, 'The German Churches in London, 1669-1914', in Panikos Panayi (ed.), Germans in Britain Since 1500 (London: Hambledon, 1996), pp. 49-72

The Lutheran Council of Great Britain, The Lutheran Council of Great Britain (London: The Council, 1975)

The Palatines’ Catechism, or a true description of their camps at Blackheath and Camberwell. In a pleasant dialogue between an English tradesman and a High-Dutchman (London, 1709)


German 

Anglo-German Publishing Co. (ed.), Die Deutsche Kolonie in England (London, 1913)

E. Bethge, U. Weingärtner, Die Deutsche Reformierte St. Pauls Gemeinde, Die Deutsche Gemeinde Sydenham, Die Deutsche Lutherische St. Georgs-Gemeinde in den Jahren 1939-1960 (London, 1960)

Johann G. Burckhard, Kirchen-Geschichte der Deutschen Gemeinden in London (Tübingen, 1798)

Deutsche Lutherische St.-Georgs-Gemeinde zu London 1762-1962 (Monatsblatt für Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinden in Gross-Britannien, September 1962)

Festschrift 75 Jahre Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche zu London (London, 1980)

‘Geschichte der Hamburger Lutherischen Kircheʼ, in Gustav Schöneberger (ed.), Festschrift für Freiherr Bruno von Schröder zum siebzigsten Geburtstag (London, 1937)

Hamburger Lutherische Kirche London, 1669-1969 (Berlin and Hamburg, 1969)

Graham Jefcoate, Deutsche Drucker und Buchhändler in London 1680-1811 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015)

Julius Rieger, Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinden in England (London: Detloff, 1944)

Julius Rieger, Dietrich Bonhoeffer in England (Berlin, 1966)

Albert Rosenkranz, Geschichte der Deutschen Evangelischen Kirche zu Liverpool (Stuttgart: Ausland und Heimat Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft, 1921)

Karl Heinrich Schaible, Geschichte der Deutschen in England (Strasburg: Trubner 1885)

Stefanie Schmitt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer in London  1933-1935 (London, 2005)

Carl Schoell, Geschichte der deutschen evangelischen Kirchen in England (London, 1852)

Susanne Steinmetz, ‘Die deutschen evangelischen Gemeinden in Grossbritannien und die „nicht-arischen“ Flüchtlinge: Ein schwieriges Zusammenwachsen‘, in 'England? Aber wo liegt es? 'Deutsche und österreichische Emigranten in Grossbritannien 1933-1945, ed. By Charmion Brinson u.a., (Munich, 1996)

Susanne Steinmetz, Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinden in Grossbritannien und Irland: Geschichte und Archivbestände (Hannover: Verband Kirchlicher Archive, 1998)

Karl Wardenberg, Geschichte der deutschen evangelischen St. Marien-Schule (London, 1908)

Britta Wellnitz, Deutsche evangelische Gemeinden im Ausland: ihre Entstehungsgeschichte und die Entwicklung ihrer Rechtsbeziehungen zur Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003)

F. A. Wendeborn, Evangelisch Lutherischen Predigers in London Briefe an einen angesehenen Geistlichen in B. über seine bisherigen Londoner Schicksale (Hamburg and Bremen, 1770)

Holger Zaunstöck, Andreas Gestrich and Thomas Müller-Bahlke, London und das Hallesche Waisenhaus: Eine Kommunikationsgeschichte im 18. Jahrhundert (Halle: Verlag der Franckeschen Striftungen, 2014)