River Weser with town of Hameln behind

Christians Together in Paignton

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Torbay-Hameln Churches is an independent group involving those who participate in visits to and from Hameln (Germany) the town of 'The Pied Piper' (der Rattenfänger)
(In association with Christians Together in Paignton)


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We had the pleasure of welcoming 40 guests of all ages from our twin town of Hameln during Holy Week
(Saturday 12 to Friday 18
April 2014).

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Click to read the letter from Dermot and Charlene Thornberry

During the short service before our friends departed on the homeward journey each church involved in the visit was presented with a watercolour painting of the Münster St Bonifatius in Hameln as a thank you from the evangelical Lutheran church in Hameln.

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Below are pictures taken on the first and last day of the visit.

This exchange has been taking place since 1978, with many people enjoying the lasting friendships. See our Home page and 'How it all began'.

Revd Frank Rothwell
Co-founder of the exchange visits
Herr Gerd Schott
Leader of the 2014 visit
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Pictures taken on the first and last day of the visit by friends from Hameln

The Arrival


The Departure Day

Gathering for a brief service of thanksgiving and dedication of the journey ahead

Presentation of a gift for each church involved in the visit


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Enjoying a meal together before the departure of our Hameln friends 

Guests Entertain

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Preparing to leave

Departure

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