30 years of Partnership
Hereford-Nuremberg Partnership - our partnership link has been running for more than thirty years, beginning in 1982. Here are some of the highlights:
Parish and Deanery Links have led to fruitful exchanges between:
Ludlow and Langwasser
Pontesbury and Schwabach
Canon Pyon and Förrenbach.
A School Partnership between the Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School, Hereford and the Wilhelm-Löhe-Schule in Nuremberg has included a joint visit to the First World War battlefields in Belgium.
1988 The Meissen Agreement between the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD - the Protestant Church of Germany) has deepened and encouraged our partnership, and placed it in a wider context.
1994 The first Ordination of Women Priests in Hereford was attended by Lutheran and Old Catholic representatives from Nuremberg.
Kirchentag visits: Hereford visitors have been welcomed to the great German Church conventions in Leipzig, Berlin, Hanover, Frankfurt, Munich and Dresden.
Diocesan Conferences are attended by friends from Nuremberg, and a number of priests from Hereford has been guests at the Ecumenical Study Centre at Josefstal in Bavaria.
2004 A Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Martin Luther was led by Bishop John Oliver, visiting Eisenach, the Wartburg, Erfurt, Weimar, Eisleben and Wittenberg.
In 2009 and 2013 Hereford Cathedral Voluntary Choir visited Nuremberg and sang in various churches. They are going again in October 2015.
2011 Remembrance: We have jointly studied how our churches and nations commemorate war, and published a book of Resources for Remembrance (available from the Diocesan Office for £5-99).
Further details of these and other events can be found elsewhere in this website.