Hamburg Church Appoints Ecumenical Leader As Its New Priest

The Rev Canon Dr Leslie Nathaniel to be the new Chaplain of St Thomas Becket Church in the German city of Hamburg - one of the oldest established churches in the diocese.

Father Leslie is currently the Archbishop of Canterbury’s International Ecumenical Secretary and European Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity. Born and brought up in South India, he has previously lived and worked in Germany, and is married to a German priest. He is already a Canon of the Diocese in Europe.

In welcoming the appointment, Jo Dawes, from St Thomas' Becket church, says “Father’s Leslie’s own experience of crossing cultural boundaries will resonate with many of us. We are thrilled to have secured the services of Father Leslie who should arrive in Hamburg in mid-September to be commissioned by Bishop David.

The full news release about the appointment can be found HERE