At the end of 2020, the “Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik in der Innenstadtgemeinde” (Society for the Support of the Church Music at the Lutheran City Parish) received a donation of 20,000 Euro from Peter Linder Stiftung (Peter Linder Foundation) of Stuttgart, Germany. This support was awarded following a recommendation given by former German president Dr. h. c. Joachim Gauck. St. Mary’s Church of Rostock is known as one of the important places within the former German Democratic Republic, where in autumn of 1989 prayers were held for peace and change. As a then-pastor of a Rostock suburb parish, Dr. Gauck was leading those prayers in St. Mary’s.
The donation has the purpose to support the organ’s restoration.
The Church Music Supporters and the parish are very grateful for this donation!
In 2021, further preparations for the restoration project will be undertaken , also the final decision on the direction of this restoration will be taken.