From Russell in Germany

Russell sent us a photo of St Lamberti Church in Oldenburg, the seat of the local Lutheran bishop. As he explains, the church is older than its brickwork suggests: it was built between 1155 and 1234.

Church of St Lamberti

4th August 2017

Like all churches of a certain age, it started life as a Roman Catholic church. It reminds me of the first time I came to Oldenburg as a tourist, but also of the present. Although Martin Luther broke away from the Roman Catholic Church, ultimately taking this church and others with him, Britain’s break-away from the EU is unlikely to kick-start a wider reformation. Our negotiating position seems weak and chaotic, a far cry from Luther’s legendary nailing of 95 Theses to a church door.


Russell’s is just one of the postcards we have received! You can read them all here.

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