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Unlocking the Growth...an invitation is all it takes
Sue Gamon writes, "The season of Advent is a time to look forward and to and prepare for Christmas. We remember the journey Mary and Joseph took, the hospitality of the inn keeper and the birth of the baby Jesus. So let us use the gift of hospitality that God has given us and this Christmas invite our neighbours and friends to parties, carol and worship services and help them take that first step on their journey to be born again a Christian."
Read Sue's story in this month’s Magazine …download here.
Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal
ShelterBox has launched a Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal to raise much needed funds to provide emergency shelter and other vital aid to the families in the Philippines affected by this enormous disaster.
The Chaplaincy is responding immediately with a donation of 1000€ which will buy one Shelter Box. Collections are taking place at services across Aquitaine over the next couple of weeks.
Thousands are displaced and need our help now – you can donate at the collecting point after your services on Sunday in cash or by cheque made payable to Chap-aid. If in doubt contact your local Chap-aid representative.
You can find out more about Shelter Box and the wonderful work they do in disaster situations by logging on to their website www.shelterbox.org
Focus in 2013... Lectio Divina - Praying through Scripture
In 2013 we have shifted our focus to Lectio Divina, that age-old discipline of reading the Scriptures prayerfully, or to pray through the Scriptures.
This will be our main focus for the annual retreat at Belloc (23-26 May), but I also hope to organize Lectio Divina workshops around the Chaplaincy later this year. We plan to exchange helpful books and other resources through newsletter and website.
Prayer will never be far away!
Chaplaincy MagazineChaplaincy December Magazine. For recent news and information about our chaplaincy.
Our role is to minister to the spiritual needs of English-speaking people in the Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne and Gironde. As an Anglican Chaplaincy, part of the Diocese in Europe, we are home to Christians from all denominations. We also welcome those who are exploring questions of faith, or who are simply looking for companionship or support. All are welcome! Currently congregations comprising many different nationalities meet in a dozen or so worship centres in an area the size of Wales. Services in English are led by a growing team of clergy, lay readers and congregational worship leaders, and include Holy Communion, Morning Worship, Prayer and Praise, All-Age Worship and Evensong.