Pastor Hartmut Dinse

Office: Sonja Todt
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
Englische Planke 1
20459 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 376 780
Fax +49 (0)40 3767 8302

Pastor Hartmut Dinse

Hartmut Dinse was born in 1953 and grew up in Flensburg and Kiel. Following his studies in History, Political Science and Theology in Kiel, Bern and Zurich, he was ordained in 1984. Between 1984 and 1988, he was a pastor in Flensburg and Representative of Church Services in the World of Business, before being elected pastor at St. Michael’s in 1988.

He is Chairman of the Community Care Committee (day nursery, child and youth welfare work, welfare work with adults and the elderly, welfare and social duties, educational work, partnerships and educational trips).

He has initiated projects such as Avanti (tutoring for young people), Generation Future (sponsor programme for young people without a training placement), St. Michael’s Class at the school Rudolf-Roß-Gesamtschule, St. Michael’s Explorers (church tours for children) and the Church Bell Workshop. The Avanti and Generation Future projects received the Peter-von-Zahn-Gedächtnis-Preis award associated with the Hamburger Bürgerpreis award on 4 May 2007. In 2009, the Generation Future project received the award, Integrationspreis der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg.

The parish partnership with St Peter’s Church in Saint Petersburg (since 1992) is the result of his initiative.

Pastor Dinse offers educational trips to the United States, Brazil, Israel, Italy, France, Syria, Jordan and Russia.

Until 2011, he was the Chairman of the Board of Parish Kindergartens in the Hamburg-Ost church district.

For several years, he took on teaching assignments at Fachhochschule des Rauhen Hauses and in theology at the University of Hamburg.

He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carl Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg since 1998.

Pastor Dinse completed his Clinical Pastoral Education and is a qualified trainer.


Bank account for donations

Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
IBAN: DE49 20050550 1226 1252 25
Bank: Hamburger Sparkasse


Hauptkirche St. Michaelis zu Hamburg
Englische Planke 1
20459 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0)40 376 780
Fax: +49 (0)40 3767 8310
Email: infost-michaelisde

Opening times

November to April
Daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

May to October
Daily from 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.