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Rev'd Tony Lomas Licensing Service - Sept 10th, Bordeaux

rev'd tony and ingrid lomasThe 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

worshipfestJoin 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.

The event will take place at the Eglise Evangélique Libre in Bergerac (5, rue Durou) and as in previous years we will have a bring and share lunch. For more details, please contact Charlotte Sullivan on: 05 53 61 81 61, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


'Pokemon Go' invites visitors to the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine!

pokemon goWho would ever imagine mixing video games and places of worship? Since 'Pokemon Go' has been launched in France, we have just learned that an important virtual 'gym' is located at Sainte Catherine's church in upper Limeuil, and THE spot to collect rare Pokemons and valuable virtual coins! Also, the Eymet temple is a Pokestop! The challenge is on: how many of the other churches in the Chaplaincy are featured in the 'Pokemon Go' game? Playing is easy: simply download the free app, put on your walking shoes, and you're off!  We pray for safety for all who participate in this fun activity, and may the Holy Spirit guide our footsteps. To give feedback about a church near you, please contact Amy Owensmith, 06 07 04 07 77, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


growing in christchaplaincy of aquitaine

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 Lordread more’s song in a foreign land’.(Psalm 137:14Read more about the Chaplaincy's growth over the years in Aquitaine.



events and fellowship

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 anread more 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!

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.read more button


events and fellowship

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






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