Hauptkirche St. Petri

The Hauptkirche St. Petri is Hamburg’s oldest city church, located in the middle of the city center in the immediate vicinity of the City Hall and the Senate and is therefore also the official “City Hall Church”. St. Peter’s, named after the apostle Peter, is a city church on Mönckebergstraße with only a few hundred parishioners, but over a thousand visitors every day.

The Azania Front Cathedral, built during the German colonial period in Tanzania as the largest church in the country, is a partner parish of the Hauptkirche St. Petri.

In 2008, members of the Asania Front Church Parish Council hosted delegation visitors in their families under the leadership of St.Peter’s main pastor Christoph Störmer. And in return visits since 2011, African Christians experienced hospitality in Hamburg households with a diverse program of visits and education: from a visit to the Airbus factory to the Alsterdorf Protestant Foundation, from the Rauhen Haus to City Hall, from a visit to the Center Mosque in St. Georg to an encounter with the African community in Hamburg, from a German-African church service in St. Petri to cooking the national dish Ugali together in the parish hall of St. Petri. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


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