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Blessed Licensing service and joyful fellowship

What a lovely day we all had at Bordeaux for the Licensing of our New Chaplain Rev'd Tony Lomas and his wife Ingrid on Saturday 10th September 2016. The interior of the Bordeaux Chapel was simply magnificent, with the sun streaming in behind the beautiful stained glassed windows overlooking the ministers, congregation and the choir.

The procession during the opening hymn saw Bishop Robert Innes and other ministers enter the church to take their places around the altar. It was lovely to see our own Rev'd Charlotte Sullivan deaconing for Bishop Innes and it was sheer joy to hear the Bordeaux Choir singing a setting of Psalm 150.

The Licensing of Rev'd Tony Lomas also included the presentation of symbols related to Tony's ministry in Aquitaine, presented by new friends around the Chaplaincy. Many thanks to the Bordeaux church for hosting this splendid occasion.

To read more and view photos, click here.

 

Delighted to welcome Rev'd Tony and Ingrid to Aquitaine!

welcome tony!Abundant Harvest blessings, indeed! Welcoming Rev'd Tony and Ingrid to Aquitaine has been a real pleasure, worshipping together for the first time as Tony begins to lead services at different churches around the Chaplaincy.

Many of the services have been followed by a bring and share lunch, which has given us a chance to get to know Tony and Ingrid better and enjoy a time of fellowship.

We give thanks for Tony's ministry here, and pray for his Licensing service and celebration next Saturday.

Click here to read the recent article on Tony's arrival, published in the September edition of the Connexion France newspaper.

 

'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.

 

wedding

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.