Ecumenical Church Service 10 September 2017
This September marks the 20th anniversary of the Guernsey Churches' "Week of Reconciliation" which led partly to the special relationship now enjoyed between Guernsey and Biberach. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the wartime deportations to Southern Germany.
The Churches of the Island therefore invite Christians of all denominations to a Service of Celebration and Remembrance to be held on Sunday, 10th September at 3.00pm at the Town Church. Three choirs that have visited Biberach will be leading the singing, and the preacher will be the Lutheran Dean of Biberach, Dekan Hellger Koepff.
Two days earlier, on Friday 8th September at 7.30pm at the Professor Shaw Community Centre in St Martin's, a public meeting has been arranged at which former deportee Stephen Matthews will give a power-point presentation launching his recently published book based on his mother's diaries and his own recollections as a deportee.