On July 2, 2022, the Apostolic History Network celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Brockhagen Archive with a ceremony and a courtyard party. About 70 participants were present and celebrated in warm and sunny weather on the premises of the archive, partly until the evening.
We have already reported that the Apostolic History Network has decided to purchase the previously rented archive building in Brockhagen from the New Apostolic Church Western Germany. On Tuesday, 20 July 2021, the purchase agreement was signed in Dortmund. Uwe von Oppenkowski signed for the New Apostolic Church Western Germany, and Volker Wissen (Chief Financial Officer) and Mathias Eberle (First Chairman) signed the contract for the Network. Thus, the network buys the building for a price of 150,000 euros.
Since 2019, there have been considerations in the Network Apostolic History Association to purchase the archive building in Brockhagen, which has been rented until now. Talks with the owner of the building, the New Apostolic Church of West Germany, could be brought to a successful conclusion. In the month of June, the written decision on the purchase of the building was made – due to the current circumstances.
An important field of work of the Network Apostolic History are lectures on church history. However, due to the general situation, we have not been able to offer lectures locally – in Brockhagen and elsewhere – since February 2020. We think that will probably not be possible in 2021 either.