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Dear Members and Friends,
The expected full re-opening of everything in the country hasn’t happened yet, but we are hopeful for the summer. At our Association we can offer a number of programmes to meet in person. Struwwelpeter and Peter’s Music welcome you every Wednesday with tea/coffee and a chat. All the less regular activities are listed below. We still have to keep our legal distance, but that can’t dampen our spirits. Our team awaits you!

The Cake Sale in June raised £130 for the renovation of the organ at St James’s Church, Paddington. Many thanks to all who contributed!

In June we have re-started to visit some home bound members. Our Chaplain and volunteers have all been double vaccinated to keep the infection risk low. If you would like to have communion at home or just a chat with a friendly soul, do contact us.

If you have suggestions, visions even, for the direction our Association can serve our members and friends in the future, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Last Chance to apply for Settled Status

For all we know the 30th June is the last chance to apply for Settled Status. All European citizens who don’t have a previous document in their possession to prove they have Indefinite Leave to Remain need to apply for Settled Status, no matter how long they have lived here. If you have European friends and neighbours, please make them aware of this. It is important to get the application started before the deadline on 30 June. If you need help, please contact us or the German Welfare Council.

You may lose your entitlement to live, work and use the NHS if you can’t prove you are legally here, even though you were here legally for all your life as EU citizen.

info@gwc-london.org.uk | u.bauer@german-ymca.org.uk


I am pleased to let you all know that Rebecca Tinsley, who many of you will know through the Lancaster Hall Hotel, was recently appointed Deputy CEO of the German YMCA with a view to being appointed my successor when I retire in the not-too-distant future. Rebecca has been with us for over 25 years and has, for the last few years, been the hotel’s General Manager. Please join me in wishing her all the best in her new role. Uwe Maynard


Programmes Update

German classes

The German classes continue on the usual Zoom channels. Newcomers welcome.

10:00 Advanced (full)
13:30 Beginners plus

13:30 Advanced
15:00 Intermediate plus
18:00 Intermediate
18:00 Beginners (not from scratch, though)

Peter’s Music

Peter’s Music meets in person every Wednesday 14:00 at the German YMCA. Please do book your place so we have an idea of the numbers coming.


Thursday 1.7. 18:00 AGM of the German Welfare Council. Followed by refreshments.

Please do book your place so we have an idea of the numbers coming.

Thursday 8.7. 14:30 Schubertiade at St James's Church, W2 3UD

Please do book your place so we have an idea of the numbers coming.

Monday 12.7. 19:00 Skat tournament.

Please do book your place so we have an idea of the numbers coming.

Thursday 15.7. 19:00 Anglo German Circle: Video by Christopher Clark in German on German history “Was uns antreibt”;
Sunday 18.7. 16:30 German church service in Reading held by our Chaplain Udo Bauer, St. Andrew's Church (United Reformed Church), London Road Reading, RG15BD, Everyone welcome!
Saturday 24.7. 15:00 Cake for the homeless: Enjoy a piece of cake (or two) with a cup of tea for a donation supporting the work with the homeless at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Please do book your place so we have an idea how many cakes to bake.

Bookings on: u.bauer@german-ymca.org.uk or 020 7723 5684
Please always adhere to social distancing, disinfect your hands and don’t come if you have symptoms of Covid 19.


The German speaking parent toddler group Struwwelpeter meets every Wednesday 10:00. To book please contact y-services@german-ymca.org.uk or 020 3238 2971 and leave a message. We will call you back. Welcome!


Zum Geburtstag wünschen wir von Herzen Gottes Segen:
Elizabeth Brown, Aileen Butler, Käthe Cameron, Jörg Conzelmann, Adrian Doyle, Liljana Georgijevic, Elaine Johnson, Monica Kayser, Manfred Kiefner, Hope Liebersohn, John Mendes, Sean Mortiboys, Birgit Myhill, Ingeborg Robinson, Johanna Vogel und Ingrid Wolf.
Happy Birthday to you all, Uwe Maynard

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