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Our Anglican Church in Bordeaux is part of the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine, and now has a separate dedicated website: www.anglicanbordeaux.org

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We are open-minded, multi-cultural and enjoy exploring the Christian faith in its many and diverse expressions. Our congregation is varied - Working parents with young families - Teenagers - Single adults - Students and research associates at the local University and Medical Schools - Expats and Retirees and more. We have been meeting in the Chapelle de l'Assomption for over 20 years and the Aquitaine Chaplaincy celebrated 175 years in Bordeaux and Aquitaine in 2000.

An international congregation, providing fellowship and community with an active 'Choir', 'Sunday School', 'Teen Discussion', 'Wine and Words' and 'Picnic Play Reading' groups.


Contact Information for the Anglican Church in Bordeaux

Locum Priest in Charge:

Local Wardens:

Peter Luson - 05 56 02 68 02 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heather Gardiner - 07 87 71 92 52 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nellie Salvi - 06 11 37 46 78 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Services and Events

Forthcoming Services

bordeauxCome early to pray! There is a short prayer meeting each Sunday starting before the main service. The group meets at 10:15 beside the altar for 15 minutes, after which the main service starts.Participation is totally optional and you are most welcome to join the group at 10:15 beside the altar to pray for the service which follows and for those in need.

Sunday 26 November - 10:30 Morning Worship, Christine Rychlewski

Saturday 02 December - 14:00 Annual Christmas Bazaar in the formery rectory, as usual

Sunday 03 December - 15:00 Kids Choir Concert (no morning service), followed by Choral Evensong

Sunday 03 December - 17:00 Choral Evensong (no morning service), Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 10 December - no morning service

Sunday 10 December - 14:30 Madagascan Carol Service, Rev'd Philip Harbridge

Sunday 10 December - 17:00 Christmas Carol Service, Rev'd Philip Harbridge

Sunday 17 December - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Philip Harbridge

Sunday 24 December - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Angela and Rev'd David Marshall

Monday 25 December - 11:00 Family Communion, Rev'd Angela and Rev'd David Marshall

Sunday 31 December - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

 

Welcome to Bordeaux in December!

rev'd philip harbridgeRev'd Philip Harbridge and his wife Honorine will be coming to Bordeaux to minister for two weeks in December, including our 2 Christmas Carol Services on Sunday 10th December. Philip has been Senior School Chaplain at Millfield in Somerset since September 2007. Honorine also works in the school, and their children are in the junior (prep) department at Millfield.

Before Millfield, Philip was Chaplain at Christ’s College, Cambridge and served his curacy at All Saints Church in Hampton. He went to Westcott Theological College, though only seeing the light after a career first as a commercial lawyer! Philip met and married Honorine on her native island of Madagascar following eighteen months missionary work with USPG. Honorine speaks no fewer than four languages, including French, and gained a doctorate in Theatre Studies from Hull University in 2005.

 

Celebration in Bordeaux of 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

reform celebrationsA terrific celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation took place in Bordeaux the weekend of October 13th-15th, entitled "Vivre la Fraternité à Bordeaux". Key representatives from various Christian churches in the south west attended, with a welcome given by Pasteur Valérie Mali from the Bordeaux United Protestant church. The weekend featured processions, exhibitions, prayers, talks about the importance of protecting the Christians all over the world, blessings, a cocktail party, debates...

The culmination of this celebration took place as a combined service of worship of all the Bordeaux Protestants, including the Anglican Church, represented by Nellie Salvi, in the historic theatre Anthénée, the first time this city-owned building was used for a religious service. The celebration featured old Reformation hymns, Scripture readings, hymns of praise and thanksgiving, and prayers of intercession. Pasteur Mali led the service, while Pasteur Clavaroily, who is from Bergerac, delivered the spirit filled sermon based on the Prodigal Son.

The weekend celebrations were rounded off with further debate and an open air shared picnic in the beautiful gardens of the Mairie. The Lord provided glorious weather throughout!

Pasteur Valérie Mali did express her wish for a much closer collaboration between the Eglise Protestante Unie in Bordeaux and the Anglican Church in Bordeaux, and of course with the Chaplaincy as a whole . Christine Rychlewski, as our Ecumenical Contact, will lead this drive in Bordeaux. I assured her that we shared her vision of and desire for closer contact to the glory of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the World.

Reformation Celebration in the Joy of Reconciliation, while denouncing the continuing Persecution of Christians the World Over.

To read Nellie Salvi's full report, click here.    To read the piece from the SudOuest, click here.

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Sunday School and Youth Group

i am a child of godAt the end of the summer holidays, we must wish a big welcome to our new families in the Sunday School! It was a blessing to see all of those faces last Sunday, both newcomers and 'old' stalwarts.

There were more than twenty children representing Ghana, Australia, Poland, Nigeria, the US, Singapore, Madagascar, France and England. How diverse can we get? And that’s not cheating and counting our new medical student from Albania!

What a wonderful way to start the new school year! Let’s hope and pray that we all continue to mature in the understanding of Jesus and His love for us in the up and coming future!

 

August double baptism in Bordeaux

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Glorious Easter Day Sunrise Service at the Bordeaux Cathedral

Peter Luson writes: On a cool, grey morning at 7.17 am on Easter Day some dozen members of Bordeaux Anglican Church joined a large crowd of worshippers at the west door of Bordeaux Cathedral to celebrate the risen Lord. This was an ecumenical occasion, and the first part of the service was led by the French Protestant Church.

We then walked to the south door, singing alleluias all the while, where the Orthodox Church continued the celebration.

Next it was the turn of the Anglicans as we moved to the great south door, the Royal Door, where centuries before, Eleanor of Aquitaine entered the Cathedral to be married. We began by singing the hymn ‘ Jesus Christ is risen today’, with the help of the small ecumenical choir which had been assembled for the occasion. This was followed by the reading of the Gospel by Ecumenical Officer Christine Rychlewski, and by a sermon preached in French by Locum Priest, the Revd Peter Jordan, on Luke ch 24 : ‘Jésus vit… vraiment. On doit partager cette bonne nouvelle’.  A further hymn and a prayer rounded off our part of the service.

We then entered the Cathedral, and the final part of the service was led by the Catholic Church, with the sermon preached by the Archbishop of Bordeaux, Cardinal Ricard. The service was concluded with the blessing given by the Cardinal, flanked by Peter Jordan and the Protestant Pastor.

Afterwards we were treated to hot coffee and viennoiseries outside on the square. Alleluia, alleluia, Christ is risen indeed !

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Blessings and thanks to Rev'd Peter and Barbara Jordan

the jordansBlessings and Au Revoir to Barbara and Peter Jordan: The Presbytery now being their favourite Airbnb in Southwest France… the Jordans fell right back into the fold of the Bordeaux Church just before Lent began. We are so grateful for the time and energy they have once again dedicated to our church and its future and wish them well in their next ministry challenge in Strasbourg. We'll miss you!

Peter and Barbara Jordan write: "We have very much enjoyed our stay in this Chaplaincy again. It has been good to be a part of a vibrant and growing church in Bordeaux and in Aquitaine. We will continue to pray for you and for your future growth. Thank you."

 

Au Revoir and Merci to Rev'd David and Margaret Kirby

As the song goes, "We've got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in our heart"!

We are delighted to share photos of the Family Communion Service today, Rev'd David Kirby's last service in Bordeaux - with thanks to the Kirbys for all they've done - and a Happy Birthday to Holi.

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Forthcoming Events

- Choir rehearsals continue every Saturday afternoon at 15:00 at L'Assomption

- The Kids' Choir meets weekly for half an hour or so following the Sunday service, while adults enjoy the usual time of refreshments and fellowship. All children are welcome! To find out more, please contact Stephen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Picnic and Play group meetings one Sunday per month

- Wine and Words discussion group one Friday evening per month

- Bible Reading group meets on Friday evenings at various locations around Bordeaux (for more details, please contact Christine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06 81 85 72 97.

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