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growing in christ

The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine first 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’. (Ps 137:14) Click here to read more about about the Chaplaincy.



Worship 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, 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!Click here to visit the Services page.

pastoral care

Pastoral Care is an important aspect of our mission. We have a vibrant Prayer Chain which features the names of those who have asked for our prayers. (contact Madeleine Holmes on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We also publish a monthly Prayer Diary featuring prayer for the different sectors and events taking place around the Chaplaincy. We provide counsel and support by reaching out in love, by formulating a realistic programme to equip individuals with the necessary skills and resources as the first step in establishing a Christian Listening network and a Christian healing ministry. Click here to read more about how to be involved in the Pastoral Care Training Day in March.

christian unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity services (Jan 18th - 25th) are an opportunity to gather at French/English bilingual celebrations to keep focus on our commitment to true ecumenism, a shared journey in faith. We enjoy excellent relations with our French Roman Catholic hosts and have formed strong ecumenical links with several different Christian churches in the region. Click here to read more about services during this week of prayer.



We promote many Events and Times of Fellowship including various social events, training days, 1-day spiritual workshops, music workshops, spiritual retreats, youth events... Click here to read more about events taking place across Aquitiane



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; click here to read more about baptisms. An average of 30 religious Anglican wedding services are held throughout the Chaplaincy each year. Click here to read more about religious weddings in France. 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. Click here to read more about funerals.


Diocese in EuropeICSWe are part of the Diocese in Europe, and are supported by the Intercontinental Church Society.