The English-speaking Christian Congregation (ECC) in Bochum is an ecumenical and international church community with a short but eventful history. Started as a one-off Christmas Eve carol service in 1993, the ECC now offers weekly worship services, fellowship and other regular activities in the English language. Worship is celebrated every Sunday at 12.30 hrs in the Pauluskirche, Grabenstrasse 9, located in the pedestrianised area of Bochum’s city centre (between Baltz and Saturn stores). We welcome all worshippers in the spirit of our church’s portal inscription dating from the 1650s: PAX INTRANTIBUS, SALUS EXEUNTIBUS – On entering, peace; on departure, blessing!
Ecumenical in its membership and its outlook, the ECC welcomes worshippers from all branches of the worldwide Christian church as well as those with no prior church affiliation. In our comparatively short history, we have been a church home to people from all five continents and from faith backgrounds as diverse as Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and other communions. Special links are maintained via the two part-time pastors at present ministering to the ECC to their respective home churches, the United Church of Christ (USA) and the Church of Scotland.
We hope you enjoy discovering all about us on our website – and we encourage you to join us for worship too. That’s most definitely the best way to learn from each other and about each other!