A new bishop – festival service with guests
Bishop’s cross passed on to Christian Stäblein in Berlin-Mitte
As bishop, Markus Dröge guided the destinies of the more than 900,000 evangelical Christians in the region for ten years. On 16 November 2019, in an evangelical festival service in the Marienkirche (St Mary’s Church) in Berlin-Mitte, he passed on his bishop’s cross to Christian Stäblein.
Around 700 invited guests attended the service, including representatives from politics and society, congregations and evangelical schools, the voluntary sector and church music groups, along with a large number of bishops.
The public service was broadcast live on RBB
Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, state premier of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke, and the catholic archbishop of Berlin Heiner Koch gave welcome speeches on the occasion of this change of office. The Chairman of the German Evangelical Church (EKD) Council, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, also took part in the festival service, which was broadcast live on the day by Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting (RBB).
Event Consult supported the event
Event Consult GmbH was commissioned to provide equipment and various services to support the event. This included constructing a large tent for the accreditation of the many visitors. Hostesses and hosts were employed by Event Consult to assist the guests and guests of honour with accreditation and seating. We also had to provide good signage and supply the venue with additional furniture prior to the event.
This ensured the Marienkirche was adequately prepared for the large number of people. Expanding venues for additional capacities is one of Event Consult’s special skills.