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The LCiGB will celebrate its 60th anniversary prior to Reformation Day on Saturday, 30th of October 2021, where it all began in 1961—in Corby. The full day programme starts at 10am at St John’s Church with welcome and registration, followed by an anniversary service and conference; those wishing can also join Sunday Worship together with local Anglican congregation.

Tentative programme

Saturday, 30th of October

  • Welcome 10:00 – 11:00 
  • Service 11:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 
  • History session 14:00 – 15:30 
  • Coffee 15:30 – 16:30 
  • Present and Future session 16:30 – 18:00

Sunday, 31st of October

  • Visiting local Anglican service 11:00 – 12:30 

The 60th anniversary event is open to all our members and friends, the registration deadline is 1st of October, but we encourage everyone to register in good time so that organising team can prepare, particularly since the number of places for the conference is limited. For further details and RSVP admin@lutheranchurch.co.uk. Please pass this invitation on to anyone who was, is, or will be connected with the LCiGB over the time.

The Lutheran Church in Great Britain was founded on the 16th of April 1961 when the need for an overarching organisation for English language Lutheran ministry in the UK was recognised. A constitution was drafted and the name chosen at that time was the United Lutheran Synod in Great Britain. The founding congregations were St John’s Lutheran Church in London, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Hothorpe Hall, St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Corby and Augsburg Lutheran Church in High Wycombe.

The meeting in Corby in 1961. Photo: George J R Cienciala