Council of Lutheran Churches in the United Kingdom

Tree 241

Planted by:

Rev. Torbjørn Holt

Biblical Votum :

Daniel 4,10-12: "I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth. Its leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the heavens lived in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it."

Tree species:

Malus - Apfel 'Edelborsdorfer' - Apple Tree

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On February 18th, 2014, Council Chair Pastor Torbjørn Holt (left, citing the selected Bible verse) planted an “Edelborsdorfer” apple tree on behalf of the Council of Lutheran Churches in the United Kingdom, a communion of 10 Lutheran Churches in Great Britain. He was accompanied by James Laing, General Secretary of the of the Council (2nd from left).

Planting the partner tree :

On September 16th, 2017, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Council of Lutheran Churches in the United Kingdom (GCL) planted a birch tree as partner tree for the Lutheran council. Participating in the ceremony were Pastor Torbjørn Holt, Chair of the GCL (right); Pastor Eliza Zikmane, GCL trustee and pastor of St. Anne’s, LCIGB, and of the Latvian Lutheran church in London (2nd from left); BGen. Alf Petter Hagesæther, General Chaplain of the Norwegian armed forces (left); and James Laing, General Secretary of the GCL; as well as other guests and representatives of the Norwegian church, the GCL, and the Anglican-Lutheran community.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
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