The Wittenberg English Ministry (WEM) offers English-speaking worship opportunities for visitors to Lutherstadt (Luther Town) Wittenberg, Germany. Services are held at the Castle Church, Town Church, or the Chapel where, in the 1500’s, The Great Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther preached.
Since 1997 WEM has conducted worship in the English language to provide spiritual fulfillment for the many thousands of English-speaking tourists visiting Lutherstadt Wittenberg from all parts of the world. Today we offer worship throughout the tourist season, late April through October.
Join us to sing hymns of faith, pray, hear the Word of God, and to give thanks for the blessings Christians have received through the Reformation of the Church thanks to Martin Luther and his colleagues. Each service includes the opportunity to sing Luther’s famous hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; on Saturdays the singing is accompanied by great pipe organs in the churches of martin Luther. Volunteer Lutheran Pastors lead the worship and offer the sermon. All texts are in English, and hymns are representative of the standard Protestant repertoire.
WEM weekday devotional worship services in 2018 begin Thursday, April 26. A traditional English worship service is presented on Saturday evenings, at 5:00 p.m., and held at either the Castle Church (Schlosskirche) where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses or at the Town Church of St. Mary’s (Stadtkirche St. Marien) where Luther preached more than 2,000 times. See the “Worship Schedule.”
Tour groups are invited to arrange with WEM for special services which may be conducted on other days and times as well. Contact WEM (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Wittenberg Information Center in advance to schedule a service or to ask for other information: email@example.com