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Rev'd Tony Lomas Licensing Service - Sept 10th, Bordeaux
The Licensing of the new Chaplain, Rev'd Tony Lomas (pictured on the left with wife Ingrid and Warden Bob Humphries at Redmarley Church, UK) will be conducted on Saturday 10th September in Bordeaux. The Licensing Service will commence at 11am, followed by a bring and share lunch. The service will be officiated by the Bishop in Europe, the Right Rev'd Dr Robert Innes.
We hope many will come and support the Chaplain as he takes up his office in Aquitaine, and enjoy the fellowship of the Chaplaincy on this important day. Click here to download the invitation to the service and sign-up form for the reception and lunch to follow. Directions of how to get to the Chapelle de l'Assomption in Bordeaux by various means of transport can be found on the Bordeaux website: www.anglicanbordeaux.org
5th annual WorshipFest in Bergerac - Saturday Sept 24th
Join us once again for the 5th annual WorshipFest, a time to come together, as many as can, to share our testimonies and join our voices together to sing with joy to our Lord. There is no entrance fee; please bring your friends, all are welcome! Join us for part of the day, or stay all day! For more details, click here.
'Pokemon Go' invites visitors to the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine!
The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine
The Chaplaincy of Aquitainefirst came into being in 1825, when a church community was established in Bordeaux. In south-west France it seems that there have always been people seeking to worship God in the English language, and so for some 185 years we have been able, as the Psalmist puts it, to ‘sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land’.(Psalm 137:14) Read more about the Chaplaincy's growth over the years in Aquitaine.
Worship Services in English
Worship Services in Englishare led by a growing team of clergy, lay readers and congregational worship leaders, and include Holy Communion, Morning Worship, Prayer and Praise, Family Services, and Evensong. 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!
We promote many Events and Times of Fellowship around the Chaplaincy including various social events, training days on various topics, study courses throughout the year including prayer times at many of our churches, Wednesdays in the Upper Room, Thursday prayer and coffee in Eymet, 5th annual WorshipFest in Bergerac on Saturday Sept 24th, 1-day spiritual workshops, music workshops, spiritual retreats, youth events... Read more here about the many events.
Our ministers preside over Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. It is possible to baptise both adults and children according to the rites of the Church of England, within a pastoral context to offer nurture and support. Baptisms An average of 30 religious Anglican wedding services are held throughout the Chaplaincy each year. Weddings The request for a funeral should be made to your local Priest-in-Charge. (See Contacts page). Whilst always a traumatic event for the family, dying in France raises issues for the family that may not arise at home. Funerals