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All are welcome to join us on Saturday 14th Dec at 16:00 at the abbey in Chancelade for our annual Christmas Carol service, and on Sunday 15th December at 10:30am, at the church in Chancelade, for a service of Holy Communion, led by Ven. Chris Sims.

Forthcoming services:

Saturday 14 December - Chancelade - 16:00 Christmas Carol Service

Sunday 15 December- Chancelade, 10:30 Holy Communion, Ven. Chris Sims

Friday 20 December - Négrondes, 18:00 Christmas Carol Service

Sunday 22 December- Négrondes, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

Lovely September BBQ to raise funds for charity

fellowship in christIn September the heat finally decided to cool a bit so a most enjoyable BBQ was enjoyed by 26 in all. Wonderfully marinated chicken of 2 different types,plus sausages, burgers and a multitude of fresh and delicious salads. Puddings, far too tempting to be watching the waist line, a little bit of each, perhaps?

Liz and Cedric the perfect hosts , many thanks and congratulations on the magnificent sum of 454€ to be divided between the Chaplaincy and All As One our chosen charity . Many thanks to ALL who came, to those that contributed salads or puds, who helped serve, cleared up and made the whole afternoon a great experience of wellbeing. Our Father loves to see us having fun and enjoying ourselves. Smiles melt hearts and make friends.

 

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.

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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

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Forthcoming services

Saturday 14 December - Chancelade - 16:00 Christmas Carol Service

Sunday 15 December- Chancelade, 10:30 Holy Communion, Ven. Chris Sims

Friday 20 December - Négrondes, 18:00 Christmas Carol Service

Sunday 22 December- Négrondes, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

Sunday 12 January – Négrondes, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Brian Davies

Wednesday 15 January – Périgueux, Eglise St Georges, 18:30 Christian Unity service

Sunday 19 January – Chancelade, 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Liz Morris

Sunday 26 January – Négrondes, 10:30 Family Service, Patrick Sturges

 

'Simply Sewing' - come along and sew with us!

sewing cushions for churchJoin us for a meeting of the 'Simply Sewing' group is held on Tuesdays chez Elizabeth Brook in Saint Jory las Bloux, NE of Périgueux (24160). Do come along, everyone has something to contribute and it all helps us to grow in understanding of our faith and each other; it is a time spent together of great value.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth on 05 53 52 50 91 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Sunday School

Sunday School can be provided during our Family Service on the fourth 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

Our Home Group has been looking at the gifts of the spirit , What are they?  How do we get them ?  Do we have them? Do we use them ?  A huge lot of questions and a few gifts to look at.  Wisdom was first up and during our last meeting we were drawn to Proverbs ,so now we are reading through those to see what insights we can find there. 

If you have never been to a home group  give it a try . You don’t need to be a bible scholar,  just to want to be part of a group of folks seeking to know a bit more about living a christian life , living for Jesus. How best to understand what it is that our Father wants us to be and to do, how best to practice what we believe.  Humans all fail at somethings and as a christian  family we can support and encourage one another along that narrow path.

We do hope you will be inspired to join us, for more information please phone Patrick Sturges on 05 53 35 48 09 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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!

 

News

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Terrific Quiz Afternoon

We had a most enjoyable Quiz afternoon in October and raised the sum of 236 € towards the Chaplaincy funds. Our wonderful quiz master Mme. Anne Ingham really stretched our brains and made the grey matter positively boil over trying to remember who wrote what wise words,  who painted which pictures and how many folks have walked on the moon? It was great fun and all followed by a delicious afternoon tea prepared by the ladies. Very many thanks to all, that came and supported the event and to those that provided delicious afternoon treats.

 

Lovely September BBQ to raise funds for charity

fellowship in christIn September the heat finally decided to cool a bit so a most enjoyable BBQ was enjoyed by 26 in all. Wonderfully marinated chicken of 2 different types, plus sausages, burgers and a multitude of fresh and delicious salads. Puddings, far too tempting to be watching the waist line, a little bit of each, perhaps?

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Liz and Cedric the perfect hosts , many thanks and congratulations on the magnificent sum of 454€ to be divided between the Chaplaincy and All As One our chosen charity . Many thanks to ALL who came, to those that contributed salads or puds, who helped serve, cleared up and made the whole afternoon a great experience of wellbeing.

Our Father loves to see us having fun and enjoying ourselves. Smiles melt hearts and make friends.

 

Les Voix de la Bible: reading in Périgueux cathedral

 

Blessed Christmas Carol services

 

October Quiz evening

Last month we had a quiz evening and although we were few in number owing to many friends either out of the country or bed-bound with unwelcome germs. The event was to raise funds to aid the victims of the Indonesian Tsunami, as yet there are still some monies to come in but it’s looking like about 400€. Very many thanks to all for your support. To those under par we hope to see you back amongst us soon.

 

Successful summer fundraising evenings

Our September BBQ went very well at Liz Oaten’s. Everyone enjoyed the surroundings and the very tasty food provided by the congregation. Colourful salads and well cooked meat and the puddings were out of this world! The sum of 410.25 € was raised and will be divided between ‘All is One’ charity and the Chaplaincy. We thank Liz and Cedric for their kindness in letting us use their facilities and garden.

Our July Curry Evening was a delightful event. There were many new faces round the tables French, Belgium, and British. All of us enjoyed being on the Brook’s lovely terrace. On behalf of our team at Négrondes. We would like to thank Elizabeth and Philip for their kindness in having the Curry Evening in such beautiful surroundings. We also managed to raise a good contribution to church funds. Well done and thanks to all the helpers and various donations towards making this such a successful evening.

 

New Négrondes church curtains dedicated by Tony

The new curtains for Négrondes church were dedicated by Tony at the service on Sunday 10th June, and we hope they will be a blessing to us all. They are a splendid pair of curtains to cover the main door into the church, sealing off some of the draughts in winter and providing the church with a lovely and inspiring creation. It has been quite a journey, as we have been meeting regularly, sorting fabrics, sewing patches and then deciding where they would go, it has been great fun, and sometimes frustration, but through it all we have worked together and individually getting to know a little more about each other, a closer bonding, a time of sharing and caring.

Our love, thanks and admiration for all those who played a part in their creation, installation, and dedication.

 

Successful Sorges Brocante

One successful fund raiser was our stall at the Brocante in Sorges. Our friends brought goods to sell, they manned the  stall, brought good food to share at lunchtime and Praise God we only had one light shower that in no way dampened spirits, a goodly sum of €367 was raised for church funds. Very many thanks to all of you that contributed to the success and fun of the day.

 

Easter blessings and reflections

On Good Friday, we followed the Stations of Cross in a quiet thoughtful way, remembering Christ’s suffering at the trial and on the cross, but the service on Easter Sunday was joyful and relaxed. After our service on Easter Sunday our small congregation had a bring and share lunch at Saint Jory las Bloux, which is a lovely little cosy community centre. It had a warm feeling about it, and as usual the table was filled with good food.  

We always say ‘you could not eat better than this, even if you were going out to a resturant’. In the end though, it’s not about what we eat, it’s all about community spirit, and making the effort to positively enjoy the company of our fellow churchgoers which we did.

Let’s enjoy each day for it’s self the garden will have to wait a bit longer and it will soon be full of colour and new life, the beech trees near us are starting to flourish each day the woods becoming thicker, such a joy to see the changes of nature. We have much to enjoy and praise in this part of France so let’s all make that effort to also share with others the very best thing that happened to us, knowing Jesus.

 

Positive Local Annual Meeting - Feb 18th

local annual meetingThe overall feeling is that over the past year, the Centre seems to have been managing well without a Warden or Committee. Our thanks go to everyone at Chancelade and Negrondes who has stepped into the breach this last year and forward thanks to those who keep doing so. Bless all of you.

Licensed Lay Minister, Patrick Sturges, proposed thanks to the clergy who have travelled long distances to preside at our Services, especially to Rev'd Stephen and Anthea Traves who moved back to England last year. He said that the special services, such as Sea Sunday and Harvest Festival, had been well supported. 

Patrick felt that our fellowship came together as a Christian family, even without a committee.

Elizabeth Brook offered to be a co-ordinator for Négrondes, Veronica for Chancelade (which she has been doing already) and Liz Oaten will be the Centre Secretary to deal with Admin. Iain McGrory volunteered to be part of Chap-Aid along with Treasurer responsibilities.

Sadly we heard on arrival home after the meeting that one of our members had gone to be with her Lord. Dear Ann Morgan, our organist of some years, but more recently in a care home, left us Sunday morning peacefully.

 

 

 

Sunday 17 November - 10:30 Holy Communion