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Chaplaincy Day at St Avit Sénieur - Oh, what a glorious day!!
Many gathered from all across the Chaplaincy for a worship service, picnic, and Festival of Praise at the St Avit Sénieur abbey in central Dordogne.The University of Lancashire choir gave a moving performance at the Festival, opening with 'Come Holy Ghost', then continuing with a repertoire of a cappella songs chosen specifically for the acoustics of the abbey, such as 'Lux Aurumque' by composer Eric Whitacre.
The United Chaplaincy Choir was a brilliant success, as folks from all over the Chaplaincy sang together in a spirit of unity. Finally, the Bordeaux Children's choir received huge applause for their delightful singing. Many thanks to all who participated. Read more and see more photos and videos here.
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 Lent, prayer times at many of our churches, Wednesdays in the Upper Room, Thursday prayer and coffee in Eymet, 1-day spiritual workshops, music workshops, spiritual retreats (such as Women's Retreat in April and Belloc in May), youth events (such as summer Soul Survivor)... 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