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All are welcome to join us on Sunday 17th December for a service of Holy Communion at the church in Chancelade at 10:30am led by Rev'd Tony Lomas.


Chapelle St Jean

Worship Services are held in two churches:

The Chapelle Saint Jean in Chancelade is located six kilometers to the west of Perigueux. Chancelade was the historic capital of the Dordogne and its abbey was founded in the early 12th Century. The Chapelle St Jean was the first building to be erected to provide those working on the Abbey with a place of worship.


The Church in Négrondes is located between Thiviers and Perigueux on the N21 north of Perigueux and Sorges. Services were previously held in the village church of Sorges.


Our Members are drawn from the north-east, north, and central Dordogne.


Church of England forms of worship are used for all services. Holy Communion is celebrated every third Sunday at Chancelade at 10:30 am. A Family Service is held every second Sunday in the church of Négrondes at 10:30 am, and a Holy Communion service is held every fourth Sunday at Négrondes at 10:30 am. Please see the Services page for more details.


Contact Information

Liz Oaten on 05 53 05 42 76 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Sturges on 05 53 35 48 09 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

Sunday 17 December – Chancelade, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 20 December - Négrondes, 18:00 Christmas Carol Service, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 24 December – Négrondes, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

Sunday 14 January – Négondes, 10:30 Family Service, Sheila Marshall

Sunday 21 January – Chancelade, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Barrie Green

Sunday 28 January – Négrondes, 10:30 Holy Communion

Sunday 11 February – Négondes, 10:30 Family Service, Janis Adams

Sunday 18 February – Chancelade, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Liz Morris

Sunday 25 February – Négrondes, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Brian Davies


Monthly 'Cushion, Char and Chat' meetings

sewing cushions for churchThe next meeting of the Char, Chat and Cushions group will be held in Sorges chez Penny and Patrick Sturges at 2.30pm on Tuesday 17th October; please note the change of day from Thursday to Tuesday. All are welcome; we still have cushions to complete for the church in Négrondes but we hope to move on to our next project which is a door curtain for the church to halt the winter draughts.

For more information, please contact Penny Sturges on: 05 53 35 48 09, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We had our first Char, Chat and Cushions on the Thursday 18th May hosted by Penny Sturges at Sorges. Plenty Char and Chat, the cushions will take a a little longer to produce but there was lots of fabric and fillings to put together so we worked together with end product of 8 cushions for the church pews. More in the pipe line! Do come and contribute time, talents, and fabric to help see this project through, it's fun.


Soup and Symposium: date to be announced soon

Join us for a light lunch and learning, next date TBA soon. For information about the venue, please contact Patrick Sturges on: 05 53 35 48 09 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Lets get together to learn from the author of our faith and from each other.


Sunday School

Sunday School takes place during our Family Service on the second Sunday of each month. Children are invited to go to the activity table at the back of the church during the sermon. There, they are encouraged to discover more about our great big God! The children are more confident to leave their parents, knowing they are still close by, rather than taking them to a separate room. We look forward to welcoming your children soon. You are welcome to contact Alexandra Billing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the abilities of your children so that appropriate activities maybe planned to suit their individual needs.


House Group Meetings take a break

Our House Group is taking a break, and we hope to begin meeting again soon. Meetings usually begin with lunch at 12:30, then continue with a Bible study. We do hope you will be inspired to join us, for more information please phone Patrick Sturges on 05 53 35 48 09.


About us...

At the Chancelade and Négrondes churches, we are a bit like a box of chocolates. Some dark and bitter, some creamy and milky and a few white and very sweet. Likewise our churches are varied - soft, hard, crunchy and creamy. A wonderful mixture! - lets's all keep it that way, and join together to exchange our different ways of doing and seeing things. This will enrich our lives and especially our worship.


Contributions to the website 

Frances Pengelly and Elizabeth Brook are responsible for all local communications and web site entries for the Congregations at Chancelade and Négrondes. So please submit all material and all updates for this page to them on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Annual September BBQ sunny and well attended

On Saturday 2 September we had our annual BBQ at Elizabeth Oaten’s house. Many thanks to her for all the preliminary work setting up tables and generally organising the meat and the cooking, which was a big job. The paying guests brought lovely food, and the whole day was most enjoyable. We were lucky with the weather, and it turned into a sunny day after rather a dull early morning. A total of 375 € was earned, which was shared as following: 225 € went to our charity 'All as One', an orphanage in Sierra Leone run by nuns. After all the flooding life must be very hard and miserable for them all. A further 150 € was given to the Chaplaincy.


Encouraging talk on Miracles at August service

The Négrondes service on the 13th August was led by Patrick Sturges and he opened our eyes to miracles, how many miracles can sometimes be ordinary things made super special , wonderful, exceptional, by the many small contributions of other peoples generosity and love. This is not to denigrate the miracles of the Bible but to open our eyes to the posibilites that we are living in the same age and they are and can continue to happen. After the service there was a bring and share lunch chez Brook at their new home.


Farewell to our dear friend Jacqueline Morgan

memorial serviceFor many in our area we had the very sad news of our dear friend Jacqueline Morgan's death from cancer, she fought a long and brave battle but in the end the call came and we are sure she is in heavenly realm making new friends there.

There was a memorial service for her at Chancelade on the same day as the funeral in the UK, Thursday 13th July. This was led by Rev'd Tony Lomas. Dr. Jacqueline Mary Morgan had been suffering from cancer and bore her suffering with laughter and fun and a positivity, never a word of complaint did we hear. The lovely home she and Rev'd John had in Bourdeilles was a haven she hoped to return to, her beautiful garden that she had created, the tranquility of the river running by. Surely her spirit will rest there God willing. She will be missed by many.


Another successful June Strawberry Tea!!

The ‘not to be missed’ Strawberry Tea on June 10th was a success, with lovely hot weather, delightful company and beautiful surroundings in Liz and Cedric's garden setting. About 40 people attended, 80 € made on plants, and a total of 536 € was earned for the Chaplaincy. Thanks to Liz and Cedric for their hospitality, and all who gave their time up to help, you were much appreciated.



Brocante in Sorges: Thursday May 25th

Sorges Brocante, what a hot day to be sitting in the sun and trying to sell beautiful things to various folks that passed our way and they already have plenty of everything! However we enjoyed each other's company. The Brocante and Belloc church weekend clashed, as did various of our fellowship being on holiday so we were very few, just 2 of us selling our wares.

Patrick and Penny, as is their way, opened their home and we were joined by various friends and enjoyed a bring and share lunch together. We all noted that this year there were many more activities  over the region so quite some competition for attendance, c'est la vie, we enjoyed our day meeting old friends and new. We received donations of a little over €180 for church funds.


Active in ecumenical events

les voix de la bibleOur church has been active in the work of the Bishop of Perigueux's ecumenical committee - by contributing and taking part in a service of Passion readings in the Cathedral on Good Friday and having twelve of our church family, with two from Bertric Buree, taking part in the 'Les Voix de la Bible' non-stop reading of the Bible in the Cathedral between 9th and 12th May. As in past years, we are most grateful for the hard work of Veronica Dare-Bryan who plans the input of the Anglican team for this annual event. One of twelve descriptive panels prepared for the 'Voix de la Bible', prepared by different members of the ecumenical committee, has been one describing the Anglican Communion. This has been on display throughout the period of the reading and was prepared jointly by the Chaplain and Patrick Sturges.


Easter services at our church

palm sundayWe had a lovely Palm Sunday service with Janis Adams, which included a short procession around Négrondes church.

Our Easter service was led by Father Steven Traves, his last here in France before returning with his wife Anthea to the UK. The service at the Chapel St Jean, Chancelade was a lovely joyful service and the chapel looked beautiful with easter flowers. 

The service was followed by a bring and share lunch at the home of Liz Oaten  which was as ever a vey happy time with great food. Gifts and cards were given to Steven and Andrea along with many good wishes for their future in Britain.

Watch this space for more photos to come.





Sunday 17 November - 10:30 Holy Communion